Durham University recognises the essential role that research integrity has in facilitating high quality research, and ensuring the trust and engagement of our staff, partners, stakeholders and the public. We see research integrity as a core element of both personal action and University culture, which supportsus in delivering world leading research, knowledge exchange and teaching. We recognise that research integrity is an ongoing process and that we need to continue to review, evolve and improve ourbehaviours and the policies, practices and processes that underpin them. These is especially true as our research and partnerships become more complex, collaborative and international.
During 2021/22, we have put in train several pieces of work to shift our focus from reactive compliance to proactive development of a coherent vision for research culture and specific elements within it. The statement below outlines Durham University’s approach to research integrity, the actions taken in thelast twelve months and areas we’ve identified for improvement. The statement maps to thecommitments in the concordat to support research integrity.