Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Research ethics and integrity

Information on relevant policies, codes of practice, training, guidance and support on research integrity.

Research ethics and integrity underpins excellent research, and is at the heart of what constitutes good research practice. The purpose of this web information it to collate information on relevant policies, codes of practice, training, guidance and support on research integrity, making them available in one place.

This web information is primarily for research staff (e.g. postdocs, fellows, research associates and technicians) at the University of Edinburgh, but contains resources which are more generally applicable to all researchers at the University of Edinburgh (e.g. Undergraduate, Masters and PhD researchers).

The University of Edinburgh’s central webpages on Research Integrity can be accessed via the Research Support Office. For up to date information and further details please visit the Research Support office website.

Key documents

Key policies and related information that you will find useful.

Why it matters

What is research ethics and integrity, and why does it matter?

General training

Training that will give you an overview of the issues you need to consider.

Training by area of conduct

Training and resources covering specific themes: plagiarism; publication & peer review; statistics & experimental design; data management; collaboration; and public engagement.

Misconduct

What is research misconduct, and how can you report it?

Key contacts

Key points of contact across the University.