Annual Report on Research Integrity 2021-22

Background

The University has, as a member of Universities UK, agreed to adhere to the commitments of the Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2019).

1. Summary of actions and activities

Summary of actions and activities that have been undertaken to support and strengthen understanding and the application of research integrity issues.

Our Research System support and enhances the monitoring, auditing and consistency of procedures for innovation and research across the University and enhances the University’s ability to respond to external audits such as KEF and REF.

2. Research Misconduct

The University has a Research Misconduct Policy and associated procedures that provides a transparent, timely, robust and fair approach to dealing with allegations of misconduct. Training and guidance to support research misconduct was further enhanced in 2021-22 with the developments outlined in Section 1.

There have been no formal investigations of research misconduct during academic year 2021-22.