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Research ethics and integrity

Research ethics and research integrity activity is co-ordinated by Research & Enterprise Office and the University Research Ethics and Integrity sub-Committee (UREISC). Research governance functions within RIS are overseen by the secretary to UREISC and, who in tandem with Chair of UREISC, is responsible for leading the University's work in research ethics and integrity assurance.

Research ethics and integrity

The University upholds an ethos of personal and professional responsibility by which individual researchers and, in the case of students, their supervisors, maintain autonomy for the research undertaken. However, the University has a set of principles for the ethical conduct of research which must be adhered to by all researchers at the University and that form the basis for ethics review by research ethics committees, as well as a Framework and Code of Practice for Ensuring Research Integrity. All documents are available from these webpages.

We offer expert-led training opportunities for all staff and students in both ethics and integrity of research. The Basics of Research Ethics and Advanced Research Ethics courses offer researchers an introductory and more in-depth exploration of the issues set out in the University's Principles for Research Ethics. Research Standards and Values covers the main areas of research integrity, based on international standards for good research practice.

Supervisors must meet the University's requirements for appropriate supervision training.

Contact details

  • For all enquiries related to research ethics and integrity, or for formal allegations of research misconduct, please contact
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