Governance & Strategic Planning

External Research Integrity Policy documents

Policy documents relating to Research Ethics and Integrity that apply within the UK or have a European or worldwide relevance.



Name of Policy and link to website



Universities UK

Concordat to support Research Integrity

Concordat progress report 

UUK Blog on Research Integrity (March 2017)

UK Government

BIS policy doc'Rigour, Respect, Responsibility: a Universal Ethical Code for Scientists'

DFID commissioned Review of Ethics Principles and Guidance in Evaluation and Research

UK Research Integrity Office

Guidance note and Position statements inc material on Internet mediated research and Authorship issues

Checklist for Researchers

Scottish Government

Guidance of social research contractors engaging with the Scottish Government - includes the ethical checklist researchers must follow


ALL European Academies  

European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (revised document published March 2017

ALLEA's member academies include the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh

European Commission

The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

Multi-disciplinary group providing advice to European Commission


World conference on Research Integrity

Singapore statement on research integrity