The revised concordat to support research integrity, published on October 25 2019, is an updated version of the first concordat to support research integrity (2012). The concordat responds to recommendations set out in the Science and Technology Committee's report on research integrity, published in July 2018.
The commitments within the concordat call on universities, research institutes and individual researchers to ensure their work is underpinned by rigorous high standards. This issue of research integrity must be continually revisited, to guarantee its principles are understood and accepted and that newly-introduced ethical, legal and professional obligations are met.
The signatories of the concordat have agreed that there should be a 12-month period of implementation for the revised concordat to support research integrity. This means that employers of researchers must be able to demonstrate their commitment to the new concordat by October 25 2020.
As a minimum, this means that all employers of researchers must be able to demonstrate by October 25 2020 that they have:
If you have any queries relating to the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, please email RIsecretariat@universitiesuk.ac.uk