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Good Research Conduct

Code of Good Research Conduct

The University’s Code of Good Research Conduct sets out the University’s commitment to research integrity and its expectations of those who conduct research in its name.

The University expects the highest standards of research integrity from the researchers it supports, irrespective of the sources of their funding, their area of research, their experience as researchers, whether they are lone scholars or members of a research team or where the research is to be conducted. 

The University’s Commitment to Research Integrity

The University of Manchester is committed to fostering the highest standards of research integrity within a pioneering research culture that values knowledge-creation for its own sake, for the potential benefits it promises humankind and for the ways it enriches higher learning.

The University’s Expectations of good research conduct

It is the responsibility of all researchers and staff supporting research to conduct their research in accordance with the ten Principles set out in its Code of Good Research Conduct and in compliance with relevant University policies. 

1. Excellence
2. Honesty
3. Openness
4. Rigour
5. Safety
6. Ethical responsibility
7. Responsible management
8. Regulatory compliance
9. Professional Standards
10. Report research misconduct

PDF Version of the Code of Good Research Conduct