Our Commitment

The University is committed to creating a culture of good research practice and maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research. Providing a supportive environment for researchers, that is underpinned by good research governance, is one of the key priorities of the University's Research & Innovation Strategic plan. Leadership in the area is provided by the Pro Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation. Support for researchers is made available through training and guidance through Colleges and Professional Services units within the University.

The University’s Research Integrity: Policy Framework outlines the institutional approach to research integrity and provides the underpinning policies on research ethics & governance. The Policy Framework has been developed in accordance with the guidelines of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, UK Research & Integrity Office Code of Practice and the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research.