School of Health in Social Science

Research Misconduct

Research carried out under the auspices of the School of Health in Social Science should always comply with the UK Research Integrity Office’s Code of Practice for Research.

The UKRIO Code of Practice underpins the Universities UK Concordat for Research Integrity.

 

Universities UK Concordat for Research Integrity

UK Research Integrity Office’s Code of Practice for Research

 

The School of Health and Social Science has a robust procedure in place to deal effectively with complaints or concerns about research conduct. Complaints should be made by email to the Head of School hos.health@ed.ac.uk

 

Research misconduct could include, but is not limited to:

  • Fabrication
  • Falsification
  • Plagiarism
  • Misrepresentation
  • Breach of duty of care
  • Failure to meet ethical, legal and professional obligations
  • Improper dealing with allegations of misconduct

 

Research misconduct could include errors that are made unwittingly.

Read more about the University’s definition and approach to research misconduct in the University of Edinburgh’s Research Misconduct Policy and Research Misconduct information pages.