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Research staff Code of Practice 2019/20

Welcome to UCL and our community of world-leading researchers. This code of practice is aimed at ensuring our researchers know what to expect from UCL and what UCL can expect from you.

As a UCL researcher you will be a member of a vigorous research community enabling you to develop as an independent researcher, building networks within and beyond your primary discipline. You will be working in an environment that aspires to the highest standards of research integrity. It is important that all research staff have equal and full access to all UCL resources necessary for the successful completion of their work. UCL is committed to supporting and developing all our researchers, and to celebrating the diversity of our researcher community.

This Code of Practice aims to set out what you as a member of research staff can expect from your Principal Investigator, your department and from UCL, and what your PI and others in UCL can expect from you. It is important that you read this document carefully and keep it for reference. If you are a PI you should also read and keep it – and remind yourself periodically of its contents. The Code is designed to foster good practice within research project teams, including active support for the development of high-level research and transferable skills and proactive career management. It is intended that the Code form the basis for discussion between the PI and members of staff at the inception of the project and at regular periods throughout.