The concordat provides assurances that the UK research community continues to ground its work in the highest standards of rigour and integrity. It makes a clear statement that research integrity is a primary concern of all those involved with research, and that the UK continues to have robust and effective processes in place for dealing with allegations of misconduct.
High-quality research and innovation is vital to our competitiveness in the global knowledge economy. UK research enjoys a global reputation for excellence, and our researchers and institutions punch above their weight. The research base is an asset to the nation. If we are to maintain our position, we must be confident that our research continues to reflect the highest standards. We must also make sure that others share our confidence in the quality of UK research. The concordat is one way in which we are working to provide these assurances.
Please see the Publications section to download a copy of the 2012 concordat to support research integrity.
Please also see the Publications section to download a copy of the 2016 progress report of the concordat to support research integrity.
Department for Employment and Learning Higher Education Funding Council for Wales National Institute for Health ResearchScottish Funding Council Universities UK Wellcome Trust
We welcome enquiries from new organisations that would like to recognise the concordat. For more information on how to join the supporters' network, please email email@example.com List of supporters:
Academy of Medical Sciences Association of Research Managers and Administrators British Medical Journal British Psychological Society Cancer Research UK Committee on Publication Ethics Council of University Classical Departments CREST: Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Government Office for ScienceMedical Schools Council Royal Musical Association UK Research Integrity Office