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Research integrity

The University of Gloucestershire is committed to the Concordat for Research Integrity and Ethics.

concordat to support research integrity

Research at University of Gloucestershire is conducted according to the principles of academic excellence, community, integrity, inclusiveness and professionalism. To support research integrity, the University became a signatory in 2021 to the revised 2019 Concordat to Supporting Research Integrity.

The core elements of research integrity are outlined in the Concordat Supporting Research Integrity and are noted below:

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all researchers and research organisations it supports have rigorously considered any ethical implications arising from the research design, methodology, conduct, dissemination and sharing of the data produced.

Research conducted to high ethical standards supports both the academic freedom of researchers and the reputation of the University. Careful reflection and planning in relation to research ethics should not only benefit participants, but should also enhance the overall quality of the research that is taking place at the University. The University’s 2022 Annual Statement on Research Integrity sets out the actions and activities to promote high standards of research integrity, a positive research culture while creating a supportive mechanism for our students, staff and partners to conduct research.

Named Contacts

The senior members of staff responsible for overseeing research integrity are:

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Dr Emily Ryall (Chair of Research Ethics Committee)

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Dr Robin Bown (Deputy Chair of Research Ethics Committee)

They are the first point of contact for anyone wanting more information on matters of research integrity.


Researchers (staff and students) have an obligation to ensure that research is conducted with integrity and sensitivity. They must ensure that at all times they observe high standards of academic conduct and integrity and are aware of the consequences of failure to observe the University’s requirements. To support both staff and students appreciate research integrity, our Code of Practice on Research Integrity will set out clearly the expected conduct by all those who undertake research both on and off campuses.

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