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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)Link opens in a new window.

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 Link opens in a new window  

Previous Research Integrity Annual Statements

Research Integrity Training

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.

Please find the access, log-in and support details: opens in a new window

Key contacts

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

Dr Navdeep Bains, Director, Research & Impact Services, 024765 50709

Carole Harris, Head of Research Governance and Assistant Director, Research & Impact Services, 024 765 75733

Research & Impact Services Research Governance Team