The Concordat to support Research Integrity

The Concordat to support Research Integrity (PDF, 372kB) was initially launched in July 2012 with support from major stakeholders in research such as Universities UK, Research Councils UK, Wellcome Trust, National Institute for Health Research and Higher Education Funding Council for England. Signatories to and supporters of the Concordat committed to:

  • maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research
  • ensuring that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards
  • supporting 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
  • using transparent, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct should they arise
  • working together to strengthen the integrity of research and to reviewing progress regularly and openly

The Concordat outlines what is expected of researchers, their employers and the funders of research to ensure the highest standards.

The University Statement on Research Integrity provides more information on the University commitment to research integrity and to the Concordat.

Signatories to the Concordat committed to produce annual statements on the Concordat, including the UKRI statement.

If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns about research integrity at the University of Bristol, please email: