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The Concordat to Support Research Integrity

The UUK Concordat to Support Research Integrity provides a comprehensive national framework for good research conduct and its governance. It outlines five commitments which the University must be compliant with are.  These are:

  1.  Maintain the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research;
  2. Ensure that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards;
  3. 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;
  4. Use transparent, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct should they arise;
  5. Work together to strengthen the integrity of research and to review process regularly and openly.

Each commitment outlines the responsibilities of the researcher, the employers of researchers and the funders of research.

Bournemouth University (BU) is committed to ensuring that the research conducted at the Univeristy follows appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks and obligations. In line with the Concordat, BU’s statement provides an overview of how BU ensures research integrity across the University:
The named person in accordance with the Concordat is Mrs Julie Northam, Head of Research Development & Support (RDS).  Mrs Northam is supported by colleagues within RDS and enquries should be emailed to researchintegrity@bournemouth.ac.uk.
Key Policies
Researchers should also acquaint themselves with guidance as to best research practice and standards of integrity such as


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