Research integrity (Responsible Conduct of Research) encompasses responsible conduct of research, training of researchers at all levels, research data management and management of research misconduct.
UCC is committed to ensuring the highest standards of integrity in all aspects of research, founded on basic principles of good research practice to be observed by all researchers and research organisations. UCC is part of the National Forum on Research Integrity. The forum membership is drawn from research funders, research performing organisations and other relevant organisations.
UCC subscribes to UKRIO, experts in the field of Research Integrity and provide access to essential resources and services. The UKRIO help institutions achieve high standards when managing challenges to research integrity. They also support individuals faced with bad practice. UKRIO advice and guidance emphasises the good practice that runs across all research disciplines and all regulatory remits.
Conducting our research with integrity applies to all disciplines and stages of the research process, and it is essential for excellence in research. It applies to those carrying out research at all stages of their career and/or those involved in supporting research. Specifically the Code of Research Conduct applies to:
- All Research staff including postdoctoral researchers, research fellows and all staff engaged with research and staff involved in the research process (including technical, clerical, clinical and administrative staff employed by and visiting UCC).
- Research leaders and Principal Investigators.
- All Research collaborators.
- All supervisors of postgraduate and undergraduate research.
- UCC postgraduate and undergraduate students.