Concordat to Support Research Integrity
As a University College, we are committed to the highest standards of research integrity. The College’s Code of Ethics in Research must be followed by all staff and research students who are working within or on behalf of the University College.
The Director of Research and Scholarship is the senior academic lead on matters relating to research integrity. All requests for clarification and/or further information should be addressed to the Director of Research and Scholarship. In the event that the integrity of research conducted by University College staff or research students is in doubt, the matter should be raised directly with the Director of Research and Scholarship.
The current Director of Research and Scholarship is Dr Noel Purdy: email@example.com
The Concordat to Support Research Integrity was developed by Universities UK (UUK) in 2012 and updated in 2019, in collaboration with the Higher Funding Council for England (HEFCE), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Wellcome Trust. Stranmillis University College fully supports the Concordat, the key principles of which are as follows:
- Commitment 1: To uphold the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research;
- Commitment 2: To ensure that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards;
- Commitment 3: To support a research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers;
- Commitment 4: To use transparent, timely, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct when they arise;
- Commitment 5: To work together to strengthen the integrity of research and to review progress regularly and openly.
Stranmillis University College has prepared an Annual Statement on the actions undertaken to sustain and further enhance integrity in our research. This statement can be accessed below:
The College’s Code of Ethics in Research and accompanying Regulations Governing the Allegation and Investigation of Misconduct in Research can also be accessed below:
- Code of Ethics in Research
- Regulations Governing the Allegation and Investigation of Misconduct in Research
Concordat to to Support the Career Development of Researchers
In December 2019 Stranmillis University College also confirmed its commitment to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and its three core principles, namely:
- Principle 1: Environment and Culture: Excellent research requires a supportive and inclusive research culture
- Principle 2: Employment: Researchers are recruited, employed and managed under conditions that recognise and value their contributions
- Principle 3: Professional and career development: Professional and career development are integral to enabling researchers to develop their full potential
Stranmillis University College has prepared an Annual Statement on the actions undertaken to support this. This statement can be accessed below:
- The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers: Annual Statement
- The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers: Implementation Plan
For any further information, please contact the Director of Research and Scholarship at firstname.lastname@example.org.