Research Integrity

In accordance with the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, the University is committed to:

  • maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research;
  • ensuring that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards;
  • supporting a research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers;
  • using transparent, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct should they arise; and
  • working together to strengthen the integrity of research and to reviewing progress regularly and openly.

The core elements of research integrity are honesty, rigour, transparency and open communication, and care and respect. These apply to all areas of research and each stage of the research process from the development of a project proposal through to the dissemination of findings. Whilst the primary responsibility lies with the individual researcher, the University promotes good practice and seeks to nurture a culture of research integrity. It does so by facilitating effective research governance and ensuring robust ethical review.

Please note that the guidance and policies within these Research Integrity pages supersede the relevant chapters in the Code of Good Research Practice which is currently under review. Additional guidance is available by clicking on the following links:



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