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Research Integrity

‘Research integrity’ refers to high quality and robust practice across the full research process ie the planning and conduct of research, the recording and reporting of results, and the dissemination, application and exploitation of findings. Research ethics are a subset of research integrity, focusing on the principle of avoidance of harm, within a statutory and regulatory framework.

The University expects the highest standards in the conduct of all research undertaken in its name and on its premises using its facilities. This includes research undertaken by staff, students, visiting or emeritus staff, associates, honorary or clinical contract holders, contractors and consultants. In this, the University recognises its obligations to the wider research community, to the funders of research and to society as a whole to uphold the integrity of academic research, and to comply with the UUK Concordat to support research integrity (2019).

Key contacts

Professor David Leadley Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research (Infrastructure & Ethics) and Chair, Research Governance & Ethics Committee, 024 765 24114

Dr Catherine Cochrane, Director Research & Impact Services, 024 765 23859

Jane Prewett, Head of Research Governance and Deputy Director Research & Impact Services, 024 765 22746

Research & Impact Services Research Governance Team

Key policies:

The Research Code of Practice provides guiding principles and standards of good practice in research across all subject disciplines and fields of study in the University.

The Code of Practice for the Investigation of Research Misconduct sets out a definition of research misconduct and the procedure for reporting and dealing with allegations.

University Statement on the Ethical Conduct of Research sets out the University's commitment to advancing and safeguarding the highest academic and ethical standards in all its research activities.

Research Integrity Annual Statements

The University's Current Research Integrity Annual Statement   

Previous Research Integrity Annual Statements

Please find the access, log-in and support details: warwick.ac.uk/ritraining

The Epigeum Research Integrity online training course is a free training course for Warwick staff and students. Research integrity is relevant to all those involved in delivering, supervising, or supporting research at the University.