Investigating research misconduct - our procedures


The university is is committed to maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research, here we remind you of our procedures for investigating research misconduct.

In accordance with UUK’s Concordat to Support Research Integrity, we maintain procedures for ensuring that allegations of research misconduct can be properly investigated and addressed. Research misconduct can include fabrication; falsification; plagiarism; failure to meet legal, ethical or professional obligations; and misrepresentation of data, involvement, interests, qualifications and publication history.

How allegations are investigated depends on the whether the individual concerned is a student or staff member:

Further details are provided in the Research Ethics Policy. For questions relating to research misconduct, please contact Peter Garrod, University Secretary.