Code of practice on handling allegations of research misconduct

January 21st, 2020

The University now has a dedicated code of practice on the handling of allegations of research misconduct.  This code applies to all staff and PGR students across our UK, China and Malaysia campuses.

The process described in this code replaces the process described under the section “Procedures for Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct” in the current Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics (Version 6a (revised March 2019)).

The code defines research misconduct activities in line with the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, and is in line with UK Research Integrity Office recommendations and meets the expectations of research funders and regulatory bodies.  The scope of the code makes a clear distinction from The Academic Misconduct Procedure for students and the Whistleblowing (Public Interest Disclosure) Code.

Staff and PGR students are required to familiarise themselves with the new code of practice.  Research leaders and supervisors are requested to bring to the attention of their research teams and PGR students.

The code is available on our Ethics and integrity pages.

For any queries please contact the Head of Research Integrity, Ali Alshukry .

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