Integrity in research

Integrity: Integrity is the qualifications of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards

Definition: “For individuals research integrity is an aspect of moral character and experience. It involves above all a commitment to intellectual honesty and personal responsibility for ones actions and to a range of practices that characterize responsible research conduct.”

integrity & ethics:

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards. In ethics, integrity is regarded by many people as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions.

A summary of what is meant by research integrity and links to further guidance about specific integrity policy and procedures

Conducting research with integrity means doing research in a way which allows others to have trust and confidence in your methods, your findings and any publications based on your research.

Within the University, conducting research with integrity also means meeting the professional standards expected of our researchers. These are built on five core elements: freedom of inquiry; honestyrigor; transparency and open communication; and care and respect.

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