RCUK Policy and Guidelines on Governance of Good Research Conduct

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On 26 February 2013 Research Councils UK (RCUK)  published its latest policy and guidelines to help researchers and research organisations achieve the highest standards possible when carrying out research. The policy and guidelines have been updated to reflect growing national and international experience in identifying and promoting good research conduct, and in addressing unsatisfactory conduct.  The document replaces the RCUK Policy and Code of Conduct on the Governance of Good Research Conduct, published in July 2009,

The RCUK Policy and Guidelines on Governance of Good Research Conduct :

  • sets standards of good research practice, with associated guidelines
  • specifies and describes unacceptable research conduct
  • provides guidelines for reporting and investigating allegations of research misconduct
  • clarifies the respective responsibilities of the Research Councils and Research Organisations in fostering and safeguarding the highest possible standards of research conduct.

The Policy and Guidelines are intended to apply across the full spectrum of research and training funded by the Research Councils and should be amplified in specific disciplines by the guidance issued by individual Research Councils, other funders, professional associations and learned societies.

Posted on February 26, 2013, in News, Northampton Business School, School of Education, School of Health, School of Science and Technology, School of Social Sciences, School of the Arts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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