Research Integrity

‌‌‌image poster smallThe University seeks to promote the highest standards of scientific, scholarly and professional integrity and to give due consideration to the ethical, social and environmental issues arising from its activities and actively working to ensure that research integrity is embedded in the University’s research culture and environment.

 

We are committed to acting in accordance with the principles described in the Concordat to Support Research Integrity and have developed a policy framework which aims to maintain the safety, rights, welfare and dignity of all members of the University and their research participants, and to maintain public trust.  

 

For more information on any aspect of research integrity, ethics or research governance, please contact Gail Seymour or the Research Integrity, Ethics and Governance team

Codes and Policies

Our Ethics Policy (pdf) sets out the institution’s intention to promote the highest standards of scientific, scholarly and professional integrity.

We support researchers to work in accordance with the Research Ethics Framework (pdf)

We support researchers to work in accordance with the University’s  Code of Good Practice in Research (pdf).  The Code sets out the expectations for all those conducting research on University premises or under the auspices of the University of Exeter.

 

The Code includes an annex on Misconduct in Research and section 2 explains the options for the reporting of concerns by members of staff, students and the public . Further detail on the stages of investigations can be found in the Misconduct in Research Process (.pdf).

 

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) is an independent charity, offering advice and support to the public, individual researchers and research organisations. They can be contacted in confidence via their website

Find out more about University of Exeter's work on promoting research integrity in our Statement on Research Integrity (pdf)