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The Concordat to Support Research Integrity

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity

The Concordat provides a comprehensive national framework for good research conduct and its governance.  BU is committed to creating an environment that promotes an understanding of responsible conduct through our policies, training and research activities.

The Concordat outlines five commitments:

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

In line with the recommendations of the Concordat, the University’s Research & Professional Practice Committee receives and endorses an annual statement that provides an overview on how we ensure research integrity across the University:

Th 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 enquiries should be emailed to