Research Integrity Funder Reporting Requirements

These procedures have been put in place in response to several funders releasing policies on bullying and harassment, research misconduct and fraud. Each of the policies is slightly different and therefore processes have been put in place for each, please familiarise yourself with the relevant funders’ policy as they are only briefly summarised here.

The University of Bristol classifies all allegations of bullying and harassment within their own framework. No formal action will be taken unless the behaviour involved is deemed by HR to be sufficiently serious to warrant a formal investigation. Please be aware of the UoB Acceptable Behaviour in the Workplace Policy

Please be mindful that there is often a very tight timeframe in gathering this information so that application and award acceptance deadlines are met.

In addition to the below guidance (listed alphabetically), for existing grant holders, please also refer to the terms and conditions in the contract of your grant for any additional or superseding potential requirements on these topics.

If you do not see a funder in the below table whose research integrity terms and conditions you would like to better understand, please contact research-ethics@bristol.ac.uk and we will investigate these and update you on them.

Research Integrity Funder Requirements at Application Stage
Funder:
Research Integrity Funder Requirements During Research
Funder:

The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS)

The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS)
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
British Heart Foundation (BHF) British Heart Foundation (BHF)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cancer Research UK (CRUK)
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

European Research Council Horizon 2020 (ERC)

European Research Council Horizon 2020 (ERC)
Innovate 3UK Innovate UK
Kidney Research UK Kidney Research UK
Medical Research Council (MRC) Medical Research Council (MRC)
National Institute of Health Leadership (NIH) National Institute of Health Leadership (NIH)
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Research England Research England
Royal Academy of Engineering Royal Academy of Engineering
Royal Society Royal Society
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Wellcome Trust Wellcome Trust