Research Integrity and Ethics: Facilitating excellent research

In every discipline undertaking excellent research requires rigour, respect and responsibility - integrity as well as intellect. The University's GRIP Policy articulates the expectations of the University, Faculties and Academic Departments regarding:

  • fundamental principles governing research;
  • the responsibilities of individual researchers;
  • what constitutes good research and innovation practices (e.g. in issues including authorship, data management, publication, collaboration, public engagement);
  • what constitutes unacceptable research and innovation practices.

Further policies, guidance and information about aspects of research integrity and research ethics can be found using the links on this page.

Research Integrity Training Links to a range of educational resources on research integrity, including online training tools, videos, books, case studies and other materials can be found here

What to do if you have any concerns about potential research misconduct?

  • An online guidance tool is available to help you understand the routes available for raising a concern.
  • All staff/workers and students are obliged to report to the University any concerns about potential research misconduct, whether witnessed or where they reasonably believe that this is, has or is likely to occur.
  • A Toolkit is available to explain the process for raising and investigating allegations of research misconduct against members of staff (supported by Human Resources).
  • Pages 32 - 34 of University's GRIP Policy lists what is meant by unacceptable research & innovation practices.
  • The University provides access to plagiarism detection software - Turnitin.