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Research Integrity

Research Integrity

Excellence in research underpins all of Royal Holloway’s activities and aspirations.

UKRI definition of Research Integrity: "Research carried out with a high level of integrity upholds values of honesty, rigour, transparency and open communication, as well as care and respect for those involved in research and accountability for a positive research environment. These values, and the behaviours they instil, are central to a healthy research culture, whether in public or private research settings".

Enabling Success: Research Expectations

We aspire to produce world-leading research that substantially advances the knowledge base, and that fosters transformational impacts for individuals, society, and the environment. We also aspire to give our undergraduate and postgraduate students an education that is informed by the highest standards of research and scholarship.

We recognise that we have a responsibility to deliver excellent outcomes in respect of the public investment that supports our work and to support and protect our staff
In doing so, our work is driven by core research commitments and values such as academic freedom, advancing and sharing knowledge, integrity, ethical standards, mutual respect, and equality, diversity and inclusion. The high-level expectations are underpinned by the Code of Good Practice for Research.

Expectations of Researchers

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity outlines the responsibilities of researchers, institutions and funders to ensure that research is conducted with integrity and establishes standards across the sector. An extract from the Concordat detailing the responsibilities of  researchers and Research Expectations provides further guidance for researchers.

The senior member of staff responsible for overseeing research integrity is the Senior Vice-Principal (Academic Strategy and Research), Professor Ken Badcock.

For issues related to Research Integrity, please contact

For issues related to Research Ethics, please contact

Whistleblowing Policy: Independent Contact Details

Director of Governance and Legal Services

Elaina Moss

Director of Governance and Legal Services


Professor Julie Sanders

Chair of audit Committee

Colette Wilson




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