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Insurance for Research

Manchester Metropolitan University holds insurance policies to cover claims for negligence arising from the conduct of the institution’s normal business. This includes research undertaken by undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of their academic qualification as well as research carried out by staff.

To ensure your research is covered by the University's insurance, you must complete the Research Insurance Checklist available from This should be completed and submitted together with your Ethics Checklist. 

If your research falls into certain categories, the University must notify its insurers. The Insurance Officer will liaise with the insurers to gain approval. 

Research studies must not commence until insurance and all other relevant authorisations and/or approvals are given.

Article last updated: Friday, December 23, 2016

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