Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
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Universities and colleges to comply with research integrity concordat

HEFCE has launched a consultation that proposes to require each university and college to comply with a set of principles on research integrity if they are to remain eligible for funding to carry out research.

The principles are set out in the Research Integrity Concordat, published in July 2012 by Universities UK. The concordat sets out five commitments that researchers, managers and funders of research can make to assure Government, and the wider public, that all research conducted by UK higher education institutions meets the highest standards of rigour and integrity. Existing signatories include the UK higher education funding bodies, the Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK.

We welcome responses to this consultation from anyone with an interest in research integrity. Responses to the consultation should be made online by noon on 8 March 2013.