Research Misconduct Toolkit

This toolkit provides information and guidance for investigating and responding to allegations of Research Misconduct.


What is Research Misconduct?
Process Flowchart

Policies and Procedures

How to report Research Misconduct

Roles and Responsilbities

Named Person, Chair of the Panel and Panel Member

Stage 1

Initial Action
Letter Template: Receipt of Allegation

Preliminary Action
Letter Template to respondent confirming Research Misconduct allegations

Stage 2

Formal Investigation
Letter Template to Panel Members
Letter Template: Invitation to Formal Investigation
Template: Report

Letter Template: Outcome of Formal Investigation

Related Information

HR Contacts
Finance Contacts
UKRIO Website
Faculty Directors of Research and Innovation Contacts
Managing Performance Toolkit
University's policy and guidance on research integrity and ethics

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