Research integrity and responsible metrics

Research integrity statement

As an academic community, Oxford Brookes University has a responsibility to encourage and nurture the highest possible standards of intellectual honesty and integrity. We believe that all our researchers have a duty to society, to their profession, to the University and to those funding their research to conduct their research in the most conscientious and responsible manner possible.

The Committee on Standards in Public Life (also known as the Nolan Committee) identifies principles which have relevance to best practice in the conduct of research: integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. Together, these principles provide a foundation for the personal integrity that should be reflected in the professional conduct of research.

Download the University's Code of Practice for Academic Integrity (PDF).

The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Global Partnerships will make a statement to the Board of Governors each year on actions and activities that have been undertaken to support and strengthen understanding and application of research integrity issues. This statement will also report on what processes have been undertaken for assessing whether procedures for dealing with allegations of misconduct are transparent, robust and fair and will provide a high-level statement on any formal investigations of research misconduct that have been undertaken.

Responsible metrics position statement

The University has approved a responsible metrics position statement.

Download the full responsible metrics position statement (PDF).

The University is a signatory of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and is fully supportive of, and complies with, the Wellcome Trust policy and principle of open, responsible and fair research assessment. For more information please read the University's statement of compliance

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Contact us

The University's point of contact for research integrity and misconduct is Dr Tudor Georgescu, Associate Director Research Support and Governance:

Research, Innovation & Enterprise Office
Clerici Building
Headington Campus

This point of contact is for anyone wanting more information on matters of research integrity and/or for anyone who wants to raise concerns about the integrity of research being conducted by the University.