New version of Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics released

June 25th, 2020

The Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics provides a comprehensive framework for good research conduct and the governance of all research carried out across the University.

Given the current changes to how we undertake research and devolved working practices, it is even more vital to ensure the highest standards of integrity, rigour and excellence in all aspects of our research.

As part of the annual review of The Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics, the University Research Integrity and Research Ethics Committee has reviewed and approved version seven, dated June 2020.  This code applies to all research staff and students across our UK, China and Malaysia campuses.

The updates include substantial amendments, clarifications to existing sections, and the addition of new sections (e.g., expanded Supervision and Leadership, new sections such as Researcher responsibilities, EDI, IP, H&S, etc.)

Research staff and students are required to familiarise themselves with the updated code. Research leaders and supervisors are requested to bring to the attention of their research teams and students.

The code is available on our Ethics and Integrity pages.

The Head of Research Integrity with the Graduate School are organising two training sessions titled: Introduction to The Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics

Book your session here.

New Research Ethics and Integrity SharePoint pages have also been launched, dedicated to Research Ethics and Integrity, which include contact information for research ethics committees and resources for researchers.

The pages include Research Integrity Bytes.  They are one-pagers addressing common issues and questions raised by researchers in all fields. The bytes are written to give researchers a starting point when considering issues that may impact the integrity of their research.

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

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