Research Integrity champions

From The Embassy of Good Science

Research Integrity champions

What is this about?

The role of the Research integrity champion is to offer an informal opportunity to discuss concerns staff and students have about research integrity, in order to reduce the barriers and doubts often associated with reporting and discussing integrity concerns. The champion is responsible for a diverse range of integrity related aspects, such as: the promotion of good research practice within the context of the relevant disciplines. But also the responsibility of ensuring that the principles and relevant standards are embedded in cross-University and local guidance, in training and procedures, and integrated into mentorship programmes. Moreover, the champions need to ensure that local advice is available to researchers (staff and students) who are unsure about a research conduct issue and may be considering whether to make an allegation of misconduct.

Why is this important?

It is important that staff and students have the opportunity to discuss integrity related concerns in an accessible way. By making it easier to find and consult an advisor, institutions make an effort to decrease the barriers for people to discuss their worries or questions. This will benefit the research culture.

For whom is this important?

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