The Concordat has been signed by HEFCE, Universities UK, Research Councils, the Wellcome Trust and government departments. It aims to provide a national framework for good research conduct.
Signatories to and supporters of the Concordat to support research integrity are committed to:
David Sweeney, HEFCE Director for Research, Innovation and Skills, said:
‘As a funder of research, HEFCE welcomes the launch of the Research Integrity Concordat.
‘The research community is already doing much to ensure that UK research and scholarship maintain the highest standards of rigour and integrity. The Concordat will build on the existing safeguards and standards by providing a comprehensive national framework for good research conduct and its governance.’
HEFCE will consult later this year on how the concordat will be implemented in higher education institutions in England.