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Research Governance and Culture

Research Governance and Culture

Research governance covers university policy, standards, procedures and guidance implemented to ensure high quality research is carried out alongside our Research Conduct and Ethics principles –

  • Rigour and Integrity – Research is carried out with rigour and integrity and to the highest standards of ethical practice. Researchers must comply with all legal and ethical requirements relevant to their fields of study.
  • Risk Management – Research is carried out ethically with intent to maximise benefit and minimise harm. Researchers will avoid unreasonable risk to all involved in a research project.
  • Environment and Culture – The Group will maintain a research environment that develops good research practice and nurtures a culture of research integrity.
  • Robust Data Management – Researchers will do their utmost to ensure the accuracy of data and results, acknowledge the contribution of others and neither engage in or support misconduct.
  • Openness and Honesty – The Group will promote the open exchange of ideas, research methods, data and results and their discussion, scrutiny and debate, subject to any considerations of confidentiality. Reporting of research methods and findings should be transparent.
  • Accountability – Researchers are accountable for their actions and decisions and therefore must act accordingly. The Group will ensure that any research undertaken complies with terms and conditions relating to the project and allows for proper governance and transparency.
  • Professional standards – Researchers who are members of a regulated profession must follow the requirements and guidance of the body regulating their profession in addition to the Group’s requirements.

The links on this page outline the University’s Research Governance Standards in further detail.

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