Policy and Concordat

As detailed in the Keele University Research Integrity Policy, Keele University is committed to the standards of research integrity outlined in the revised Concordat to support research integrity. The five commitments described in the Concordat to support research integrity are:

  1. Maintaining the highest standards of research integrity
  2. Ensuring that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards
  3. 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
  4. Dealing with allegations of research misconduct using transparent, timely, robust and fair processes
  5. Work together to strengthen the integrity of research and to review progress regularly and openly

The Code of Good Research Practice outlines Keele’s commitment to research integrity as an employer and details the expectations of those conducting research on behalf of Keele.

The Keele University Research Governance Toolkit is designed to facilitate legislatively compliant research.  It includes details of the university’s research ethics committees, procedures to follow if undertaking health and social care research, research involving human tissue and research data management.