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Research integrity and ethics

We support researchers to achieve the highest standards of research integrity in all research activity.

Research integrity is vital to the future prosperity of academic research. It is only through observing the highest standards of research integrity that we can truly achieve research excellence in an increasingly competitive and international market.

We are committed to upholding the principles of the Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity. We have robust systems in place to enable researchers to conduct quality research to the highest legal, ethical and professional standards.

Our Research Integrity and Governance Code of Practice provides a framework for good research conduct and helps researchers to meet legal and ethical requirements, whilst preventing misconduct.

Research Integrity, Governance and Ethics

Research integrity and governance

We help researchers ensure that research is conducted safely, responsibly, and in accordance with expected standards.

Research ethics

We insist that research is underpinned by the highest principles of ethics and integrity, and the welfare of research subjects is paramount.

Clinical research

All of our clinical research must adhere to strict rules and regulations.

Animal research

We are committed to providing open and transparent information about our research involving animals and our standards of animal care and welfare.

Responsible research assessment

We support fair and transparent assessment of the quality of research.

Reproducibility in research

As members of the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN), we are committed to improving the quality and reproducibility of our academic research output.