Institute for Academic Development

Research Code of Practice and related guidelines

Relevant Codes of Practice and guidelines relating to conducting research and research integrity.

Code of Practice for Research

The University of Edinburgh has now replaced its Code of Good Practice in Research (November 2002) with the formal adoption of the UK Research Integrity Office’s Code of Practice for Research (2009).

The UKRIO's Code of Practice for Research is available to download from their website:

About the UK Research Integrity Office

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) is an independent body which offers confidential and expert advice and guidance to universities, other research organisations, individual researchers and members of the public about the conduct of research.

UKRIO is hosted by Universities UK and funded by a range of stakeholders including the funding councils, the UK Departments of Health and the research councils.

MRC Principles and Guidelines on good research practice

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has published new guidance on good research practice.

The guidance aims to set out the MRC's expectations in the form of principles, guidelines and standards to foster good research practice in all MRC-funded science

The concordat to support research integrity

A national framework for good research conduct, outlined through five commitment.