We are committed to the Concordat to support Research Integrity and fostering a culture and understanding of research integrity, through our policies, activities and actions.
The University of Southampton recognises the importance of undertaking activities with responsibility and integrity. The University's full statement for 2016 contains comprehensive information on how we ensure research integrity across the University.
The Vice-President (Research and Enterprise) has an overall responsibility for overseeing the implementation of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity. This includes the responsibility for oversight of research and enterprise policies, ethical review, doctoral researcher development and research governance in general.
The following groups and committees support the Vice-President on matters relating to research integrity:
The University has a number of academic lead groups, centres or initiatives which develop and support aspects of ethics, integrity and good research practices. These include the Health Ethics and Law group, Southampton Ethics Centre and Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton.
Working across the sector and collaborating to support research methods, is another way in which the University works to uphold research integrity. We are the lead for the Administrative Data Research Centre England in collaboration with a number of universities. ADRC-E is developing policies, procedures and guidance at a national level for safe and effective use of administrative data, with specialisms in linking data and ensuring anonymity of data.
The University's Research Integrity and Governance (RIG) Team has been also actively participating in the Russell Group Research Integrity Forum which was established to share experience and to develop best practice on research integrity.
The University has a number of policies and processes in place to meet the Concordat.
To ensure the University keeps abreast of best practice in matters related to the Concordat it has membership of a number of external bodies including:
Queries or concerns about research integrity or reports of research misconduct should be made through the Research Integrity and Governance Team.
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