The Concordat to Support Research Integrity, published on the 11 July, sets out five commitments that those engaged in research should make to help ensure that the highest standards of rigour and integrity are maintained.
The NIHR is a signatory to the Concordat, as a committed advocate of good practice in research. The Concordat is vital in protecting and promoting research good conduct so that it continues to command public confidence, safeguards participants and maintains the UK’s reputation for excellent research.
Developed in collaboration with the funding and research councils, the Wellcome Trust and various government departments, the concordat will:
- provide better coordination of existing approaches to research integrity
- enable more effective communication of efforts to ensure that the highest standards of rigour and integrity continue to underpin all our research
- encourage greater transparency and accountability at both institutional and sector levels
- stimulate reflection on current practices to identify where improvements can be made
The concordat is available on the Staff download section of our website at: http://www.rds-sw.nihr.ac.uk