Research Code of Conduct

The University's Code of Conduct for Research provides guidelines for responsible practice in research, and guidance on situations involving misconduct in research. This code applies to all individuals involved in research, whatever the subject of research, entry route into research or any other consideration, including: academic staff (including Honorary Staff and Emeritus Professors); staff from other institutions undertaking or supervising research at or for the University; research assistants and fellows; research support staff; undergraduate and postgraduate students; research managers and administrators. It also applies to University staff providing consultancy, innovation, commercial and analytical services and those involved in the setting up and running of University spin-out companies.

The summary and full Research Code of Conduct documents are now available (approved by Senate June 2016), along with a recommended checklist for researchers which is reproduced by permission of the UK Research Integrity Office.


A complaint of misconduct in research concerning a University member of staff or registered student should be made to the Chair of the Research Strategy, Policy and Performance Committee,  Professor Iain Gillespie, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.

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