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Overview: Research Integrity

Maintaining the highest standards in research by adopting a positive culture of research integrity.


 The University of Bath is a leading research university committed to maintaining the highest standards of research excellence and integrity.  

We uphold the principles outlined in the Concordat to Support Research Integrity (Universities UK, July 2012) and continue to work to further enhance and strengthen our arrangements and research culture in this area. 

In addition to our own Code of Good Practice in Research Integrity, we make sure our research complies with ethical principles set out by the Research Councils. 

As part of its commitment to the principles of the Concordat, the University will support researchers to maintain the highest standards of integrity in research by:  

  • Providing clear policies and procedures, as well as training and guidance to ensure that research is conducted in accordance with best practice  

  • Having suitable arrangements for reviewing ethical issues raised by research  

  • Using transparent, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct

  • Defending researchers who live up to high standards in difficult circumstances and any individual who, in good faith, reports research misconduct at the University  

  • Continuing to work to strengthen the integrity of its research through regular review and monitoring of its support, policies and procedures. 

Anyone with comments, concerns or questions regarding research integrity at the University of Bath should contact the Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Julie Barnett, through the Vice- Chancellor’s Office. Email: 


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