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Research integrity and governance

Our Research Integrity and Governance Code of Practice helps to ensure that our research is conducted safely, responsibly, and in accordance with expected standards.

The Code of Practice contains a set of expectations applicable to all staff and students involved in research at Cardiff University. It provides a framework for good research conduct and helps researchers to meet legal and ethical requirements, whilst preventing misconduct.

The Code of Practice is regularly reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose. The current version of the Code of Practice was reviewed in 2018/2019 and approved in July 2019.

Research Integrity and Governance Code of Practice

The code encourages good conduct in research, helps researchers meet legal and ethical requirements, and helps prevent misconduct.

Responsibility and oversight of research integrity

Professor Kim Graham, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Enterprise is the named senior academic lead for research integrity at Cardiff University. Professor Graham is also Chair of the University's Open Research Integrity and Ethics Committee (ORIEC).

ORIEC acts as an oversight body to ensure that the University meets the requirements of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity.  ORIEC is responsible for reviewing the Code of Practice and other relevant policies and frameworks and helps to  ensure that the University continues to have appropriate systems in place to support and strengthen research integrity.

The University’s Research Integrity, Governance and Ethics team (sitting within Research and Innovation Services) provide dedicated support for the University’s research integrity activity and helps to implement matters resolved by ORIEC.

Chris Shaw, Acting Head of Research Integrity, Governance and Ethics is the named first point of contact at Cardiff University for anyone wanting more information on matters of research integrity.

The University also has dedicated procedures and named points of contact for anyone wishing to raise allegations of Academic Research Misconduct or public interest (Whistleblowing) concerns.

Annual statement

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity requires research institutions to prepare and publish an annual statement on research integrity which contains the information specified in the Concordat.

Our 2019/2020 Annual Statement on Research Integrity confirms our commitment to promoting and strengthening research integrity across all research activity.  Our 2018/2019 Annual Statement2017/2018 Annual Statement and 2016/2017 Annual Statement are also available to demonstrate the Universities progression of its research integrity agenda.

Annual Statement on Research Integrity 2020

This Annual Statement addresses the requirements of the revised Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2019) and summarises key activity during the 2019/2020 Academic Year to strengthen research integrity across the University.

Annual Statement on Research Integrity 2019

This Annual Statement summarises the key methods used to strengthen research integrity across the University.

Annual Statement on Research Integrity 2018

This Annual Statement summarises the key methods used to strengthen research integrity across the University.

Annual Statement on Research Integrity 2017

This Annual Statement summarises the key methods used to strengthen research integrity across the University.

Contact

Chris Shaw

Acting Head of Research Integrity, Governance and Ethics