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The University of Southampton

Research Integrity

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.

Research Integrity Statement

The University of Southampton recognises the importance of undertaking activities with responsibility and integrity. The University's full Statement for 2018 contains comprehensive information on how we ensure research integrity across the University.

Research Integrity Statement 2017Research Integrity Statement 2016Research Integrity Statement 2014-2015

Responsibility and oversight

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:

Promoting and supporting 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.

Research Policies

The University has a number of policies and processes in place to meet the Concordat. Our Research Policies also feature the new Code of Conduct for Research, which is an important  set of guidelines for conducting research at the University.


External Memberships

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:

Research Integrity and Governance (RIG) Team

Queries or concerns about research integrity or reports of research misconduct should be made through the Research Integrity and Governance Team.


Telephone: 02380 596846

Access further information on research integrity at the University for staff and students via our Researcher Portal.

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