The University of Edinburgh is committed to ensuring a culture of best practice in research conduct. Edinburgh was an early signatory to the UK Research Integrity Office’s Code of Practice for Research which underpins the Universities UK Concordat for Research Integrity. The University expects that all research staff at Edinburgh comply with the principles and policies of the UKRIO's Code of Practice and to operate in accordance with the UUK Concordat to support Research Integrity.
Being able to show we have a culture of good research practice is essential for securing grants and philanthropic funding, and attracting world-class collaborators, staff and students.
The UUK Concordat is underpinned by the two key documents:
The ethics and integrity report outlines the governance structures at University, College and School level ensure oversight of the ethics and integrity policies as well operational practices for embedding the UUK concordat across the University. It was approved by a committee of University Court.
This document will be supplemented annually with a short report describing steps being taken to strengthen our commitment to research integrity and review operational practice. Every five years the full report describing the three levels of ethics and integrity governance will be fully updated. All reports will be published after approval through University committee structure.