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The University expects all researchers to abide by national, european and international standards of research integrity such as the UK universities Concordat to support research integrity (2012) and to comply with the ethical, legal and professional frameworks and standards required by statutory and regulatory authorities, and by employers and funders.
As a researcher, you should be aware of the qualities and commitments that are central to research integrity ie
- Excellence –aim to disseminate work of the highest quality.
- Honesty - maintain open & honest professional standards.
- Rigour - promote good research practice, emphasising integrity and rigour.
- Accountability - recognise that you are ultimately accountable to the general public and act accordingly. Comply with the University's guidelines and the legal / policy requirements that regulate your field of study.
- Care and respect - ensure the dignity, rights, safety and wellbeing of all involved in research, avoiding unreasonable risk or harm.