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University of Gloucestershire Action Plan for Implementing the Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Last updated: 14 January 2021

Approved by: Council and Research Committee on an Annual basis (summer term meetings)
Published: External facing (www.glos.ac.uk) web site
Strategic Objective: To deliver the action plan, resulting from the gap analysis, in the first year
Measure of Success: To successfully deliver the action plan and to fully evaluate the impact in the first annual report

ActionResponsibilityWhen
Highest Standards of Rigour & Integrity:
Further development of line managers and School
leadership specifically about research integrity
Dean of Academic
Development
April 2021
Highest Standards of Rigour & Integrity:
Specific research integrity awareness raising and
support provided by School leads for research ethics
to be a feature of further Research Ethics Committee
annual reports.
Chair of RECMay 2021
Highest Standards of Rigour & Integrity:
Informal routes to raise concerns should be communicated clearly.
Dean of Academic
Development
September 2020
Appropriate Ethical, Legal and Professional
frameworks: Greater oversight of local panel decisions required, with reporting annually to Research Committee.
Chair of RECMay 2021
Culture of Integrity and based on good Governance: Develop annual reporting functionality, working with HR, Student Services and Governance & Secretariat.Dean of Academic
Development
September 2020
Transparent, Timely, Robust and Fair Processes: Working with HR, ensure established procedures for dealing with allegations of staff misconduct meet the
needs for Research Integrity, and make explicit reference to Research Integrity and Research Misconduct, including the annual reporting arrangements.
Dean of Academic
Development
September 2020
Transparent, Timely, Robust and Fair Processes: Working with Student Services, to ensure established procedures for consideration of allegations of misconduct by students meet the needs for Research
Integrity, including the annual reporting
arrangements.
Dean of Academic
Development
September 2020
Working together to Strengthen the Integrity of Research and to Reviewing Progress:
Action Plan, as a basis for measuring progress in year one, provided for Council in 2020.
Dean of Academic
Development
April 2020
Working together to Strengthen the Integrity of Research and to Reviewing Progress:
Annual Statement to be provided for Council each year, and to be provided on the external web.
Dean of Academic
Development
June 2021
Working together to Strengthen the Integrity of Research and to Reviewing Progress:
Link to the annual statement to be sent to the secretariat for the signatories.
Governance &
Secretariat
June 2020

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