The University is fully committed to ensuring that all research undertaken by staff and students is carried out to the highest professional standards of research integrity, and that all researchers uphold the principles set out in the revised 2019 Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity. Overall responsibility for maintaining the highest standards of research integrity at the University rests with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Professor Fiona Lettice.
The University has a number of policies and guidelines available to researchers which relate to research integrity issues:
- Guidelines on Good Practice in Research
- Research Ethics Policy
- Ethics Review Appeal Procedures
- Policy for Approving the Integrity of UEA Research and Innovation Related Activities and Funding
- Procedures for Dealing with Allegations of Misconduct in Research
- Joint Standard Operating Procedures (UEA/NNUH) (for healthcare research)
- Open Access Policy
- Research Data Management Policy
- Research Data Management Procedures and Guidance
- Insurance Policies
- Intellectual Property Regulations
- Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) Policy
As part of the University's commitment to the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, the University presents an Annual Research Integrity Report to Council.
The University carries out animal research to further our understanding of human diseases that have the most detrimental impact on human health and quality of life. The University is committed to meeting the highest standards of animal welfare and care, adhering to the full UK and EU legal frameworks and is also a signatory to the Concordat on Openness in Animal Research.
For our health and social care research that involves human participants, the University combines our existing high standards with those additionally required by the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research, published by the Department of Health in November 2017. The University has Joint Office arrangements with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Trust to manage our research governance responsibilities for this group of studies. The University is also a supporting organisation of the AllTrials Campaign.
The University's primary contacts for external and internal research integrity queries, concerns and research misconduct issues can be found here.