The high integrity of research supported by UKRI makes it trustworthy and trusted. High integrity is the product of responsible research practices and a culture and environment that promotes them. We are both refining our own policies and guidance in this area, and setting up the national research integrity committee.
High research integrity means upholding the values of honesty, rigour, transparency and open communication, care and respect for those involved in research. It supports accountability for a positive research environment, as encapsulated by the research integrity concordat (PDF, 375KB). The policies and guidance outlined below explain how these principles should be interpreted in the research we support.