The University of Edinburgh is committed to giving research integrity and governance has a high profile and is firmly embedded in the University’s ethos and culture. The University complies with the five commitments set out in the Universities UK Concordat to support research integrity.
The Research Policy Group is responsible for overseeing, directing and monitoring research strategy, policy and integrity matters at the University of Edinburgh. Chaired by the Vice Principal for Planning, Resources and Research Policy, the Group reports to the University’s Central Management Group and meets five times each year. RPG approves each College's annual Research Ethics and Integrity report. It also recommends the Annual University Research Ethics and Integrity report be approved by the University's Risk Management Committee. The Risk Management Committee is a thematic Committee of University Court.
The was established by the Research Policy Group in autumn 2014 to ensure that research integrity and governance has a strong profile at Edinburgh and is firmly embedded in the University’s ethos and culture.
Ethics is a key criterion of Research integrity. Research ethics at Edinburgh is operationally devolved to the 22 Schools and overseen by the 3 Colleges.
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Via the Research Ethics and Integrity Review Group, the University's Research Policy Group ensures that each College is monitoring the effectiveness of, and compliance with School ethics approval policies and procedures. REIRG also ensures that the Colleges' expectations are consistent with the UUK Concordat on Research Ethics and Integrity
The University maintains a comprehensive list of policies which serve to ensure compliance with the highest standards of research ethics and integrity