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Consultation opens for new UCL research code of conduct

13 July 2021

  1. Code of Conduct for Researchers

The review of the current UCL Code of Conduct for Research has been underway for some time. The Research Integrity team, in consultation with others, has drafted a revision of the Code. To date, the team has received feedback from several areas within UCL, including Academic Board, Research Governance Committee, Unions and Research Boards of all faculties.

We are now opening UCL-wide consultation and are seeking feedback on the draft of the new Code of Conduct for Research via an online survey. It provides all staff and students with the opportunity to contribute to the policy and governance of the university.

Deadline: Thursday 5 August

  1. Overseas Research at UCL - Routes to Impact Survey

UCL would like to increase the support available for its research community wishing to engage or who are already undertaking research internationally. To do this in a meaningful way, UCL Research, Innovation & Global Engagement, in collaboration with VP Health, wants to hear your views on what resources or in-house training you need to achieve impact creation from research in international settings.

Please take five minutes to answer a few questions via our short online form. This will enable us to analyse the results and turn them into an action plan so we can provide a tailored programme for the UCL community.

Deadline: Saturday 31 July

  1. New login for Idox funding opportunities

UCL’s supplier of funding opportunities, Idox, are releasing new versions of their ResearchConnect and GrantFinder services to UCL users on Wednesday 21 July at 11:00.

Visit our website to find out more about the services, the new login required and a training session being delivered on 27 July.

  1. Framework for starting or resuming fieldwork at non-UCL settings

Researchers are reminded that they should continue to plan and manage their fieldwork against UCL’s current guidance. This is to help ensure that fieldwork is safe for staff, students, and participants. The guidance has been recently updated to accommodate the lifting of legal restrictions in England on 19 July. Please be aware that the guidance may change as the situation evolves and researchers are encouraged to check it regularly.

Researchers should also keep in mind that the UK’s devolved administrations are easing restrictions at different speeds and what may be permitted in England may not be the case elsewhere. Restrictions on travel outside the UK remain in place and can change with little warning.

  1. Introducing the UCL Research and Innovation Portal

Our colleagues in Professional Services (TOPS) have recently developed a Research and Innovation Portal  - a one-stop point of access for all research and innovation related guidance, based on the research and innovation lifecycle. The site will remain in beta over the summer but is fully functional. We actively encourage you to use the portal and continue to provide feedback for further development and improvement.

Any questions or if you’d like more information about any of the above, please contact

Evie Calder

Head of Research Communications & Events (Acting)

UCL Research, Innovation & Global Engagement

e: e.calder@ucl.ac.uk