The Department takes University policies pertaining to research integrity seriously and has a robust approach to investigating allegations of research misconduct.
The Head of Department should, in the first instance, be contacted should anyone be suspected of research misconduct within the Department. In such cases, the Head of Department will, under the Misconduct in Research policy, conduct an investigation into an allegation of research misconduct and will report all such investigations to the Academic Secretary, Registrary or Director of Human Resources as appropriate. Where it is inappropriate for the Head of Department to act in such a role, the matter should be referred to the Head of School of Arts and Humanities.
Please click on the following links for more information on the Concordat to Support Research Integrity and University policies and statements pertaining to Research Integrity, Good Research Practice Guidelines, and Misconduct in Research: