Concordat to Support Research Integrity

The University of Wolverhampton embeds the principles found within the Concordat into all of its research activities.

Developed by Universities UK in collaboration with the funding and research councils, the Wellcome Trust and various government departments, the Concordat to Support Research Integrity provides a national framework for good research conduct and its governance. It sets out five commitments that all those involved with research should make and will provide assurances to government, the wider public and the international community that research in the UK continues to be underpinned by the highest standards of rigour and integrity:

1:  To maintain the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research.
2:  To ensure that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal, and professional frameworks, obligations and standards.
3:  To support a research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers.
4:  To use transparent, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct should they arise.
5:  To work together to strengthen the integrity of research and to review progress regularly and openly.

All researchers at the University are expected to conduct research in accordance with the core elements of research integrity, namely honesty in all aspects of research, rigour in line with prevailing disciplinary standards and norms, transparency and open communication, and care and respect for all participants in and subjects of research.

To download a copy of the Concordat (2019) hosted on the Universities UK webpage, click here

Annual Research Integrity Statement

Useful links

Contacts at Wolverhampton

The senior lead for research integrity is the Dean of Research - Professor Silke Machold
The administrative lead is the Research Policy Officer - Miss Jill Morgan

Anyone wishing to raise concerns regarding research being undertaken by the University may wish to contact the research integrity leads in the first instance.

Alternatively, the University of Wolverhampton has incorporated its policies and procedures for Anti-Bribery, Staff Interests, Fraud, and Whistleblowing into one policy.

Please report any concerns to transparency@wlv.ac.uk