Lancaster University’s Code of Practice sets out our commitment to research integrity and our expectations from our researchers. We expect the highest standard of research integrity from university researchers, irrespective of the source(s) of funding, area of research or research group.
We are committed to upholding University UK’s Concordat to Support Research Integrity and have been a subscriber to the UK Research Integrity Office since 2011.
What is Research Integrity
Research integrity is another name for ‘good research practice’. It’s the conduct of research in ways that promote trust and confidence in all aspects of the research process.
Research integrity covers all research and the whole lifecycle, from the initial idea and design of the project through the conduct of the research and its dissemination. It also covers making sure that environments and systems for research safeguard and enhance good research practice, rather than hinder it – often described as ‘research culture‘.
See UK Research Integrity Office for more about research integrity.
Lancaster University is committed to ensuring that our research environment promotes and nurtures a commitment to research integrity and that suitable processes are in place to deal with research misconduct. Our research integrity reports to University Council which review this commitment are accessible below.
- Research Integrity Report 2021 - 2022
- Research Integrity Report 2020 - 2021
- Research Integrity Report 2019 - 2020
- Research Integrity Report 2018 - 2019
- Research Integrity Report 2017 - 2018
- 2017-18 RCUK Assurance Questions and LU Response
- Research Integrity Report 2016 - 2017
- Research Integrity Report 2014 - 2015
- Research Integrity Report 2013 - 2014