Find out about how UCL expects you to conduct your research and any action to be taken in response to alleged research misconduct.
To realise its research strategy and ensure that all research conducted by members of staff, honorary staff, students and individuals who collaborate in research with UCL staff and students conform to good practice and ethical expectations, UCL has adopted a set of research governance policies and procedures. This framework underpins UCL’s expectations for the conduct of research and defines action to be taken in the event that an individual is suspected or accused of research misconduct. Two key components of the research governance framework are UCL's Code of Conduct for Research and UCL's arrangements for investigating allegations of misconduct in academic research. The development of UCL's research governance strategy is the responsibility of the Research, Innovation and Global Engagement Committee, chaired by the Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation and Global Engagement).
Policy documents and additional information
- Download UCL's procedure for investigating and resolving allegations of research misconduct in academic research (effective for allegations received from 01 August 2021)
- Find out more about UCL's Research Misconduct Committee
- Find out more about UCL's Third Party Notification Group
- Read more about UCL's research integrity activities
- Find out more about research ethics at UCL and the UCL Research Ethics Committee
- Find out more about research strategy at UCL and the UCL Research Operations Committee
- Read the UCL Publications Policy
- Read the Russell Group Statement of Cooperation in respect of cross-institutional research misconduct allegations