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.
9 July 2019
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 is responsible for reviewing and maintaining the Code of Practice and for ensuring that the University continues to have appropriate systems in place to support and strengthen research integrity. ORIEC reports to the University’s Governance Committee (and, where necessary, to Senate and Council).
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 Concordat to Support Research Integrity recommends that institutions prepare an annual statement on research integrity which provides a summary of the actions and activities undertaken to support and strengthen research integrity, alongside policy information and high-level data on formal investigations of research misconduct.
Our 2018/2019 Annual Statement on Research Integrity confirms our commitment to promoting and strengthening research integrity across all research activity. Our 2017/2018 Annual Statement and 2016/2017 Annual Statement are also available to demonstrate the Universities progression of its research integrity agenda.