Ethics, Research Ethics and Integrity
Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity
The University recognises the importance of maintaining the highest standards of research integrity and therefore complies with the Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity. This concordat seeks to provide a comprehensive national framework for good research conduct and its governance.
As supporters of the concordat to support research integrity, we are committed to:
- maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research
- ensuring that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards
- supporting a research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers
- using transparent, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct should they arise
- working together to strengthen the integrity of research and to reviewing progress regularly and openly.
Academic Integrity in Research Code of Practice
The University’s principal vehicle for managing compliance is its Academic Integrity Procedure.
The Concordat requires that several key role holders are named in any local policies or codes of practice. At Bangor these named individuals are:
Named Person: Gwenan Hine - Deputy Secretary / Head of Governance Services
Alternate, to act in the absence of the Named Person: Colin Ridyard - Senior Research Governance and Policy Officer
Personnel Department Nominated Individual: Tracy Hibbert – Director of Human Resources
Finance Nominated Individual: Carl Shipton – Deputy Director (Finance) – Finance Office
Research Ethics Policy
In addition to managing research integrity issues the University also has formal management structures, processes and procedures relating to other ethical issues in the research domain.
These are laid out in the University’s Research Ethics Policy which relates to such matters as Human Participants, Human Tissue, Children and Vulnerable Adults, Animal Ethics etc.
Bangor University is committed to maintaining high ethical standards in all aspects of teaching, learning and research.
For further information on ethics, please contact Dr Colin Ridyard, Senior Research Governance and Policy Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Ethics Policy, Ethical Review Process, Ethical Policy Framework, Procedure for Approval and Registration of Sensitive Research Projects can be found on the Governing Documents and University Policies page.