Research Integrity Review

Published: 13 December 2021

How can we improve our research integrity provision?

Researching with integrity is at the heart of academia. The current Research Integrity Review wants to know if expectations around research integrity – as articulated in policy and research culture work – match the reality for research staff.

The central question for the Research Integrity Review is: ‘how can we improve our research integrity provision? To help answer that question, please join us at the next Researching with Integrity engagement event on 2 February 2022.

We welcome all views and creative ideas so, even if you can’t make the event, please do get in touch, contact details below. Recommendations from the review will be presented to the Senior Management Group in spring 2022.


Headed by Professor Chris Pearce, Vice Principal of Research, the Research Integrity Review is being conducted through Research and Innovation Services and is exploring the following areas: 

  • Training and Professional Development
  • Communications, Governance and Leadership
  • Research Ethics and Research Integrity
  • Risk and Addressing Misconduct

The University has attracted sector-wide recognition nationally and internationally for its initiatives to support Research Integrity, including the introduction of Research Integrity Champions and Advisors in each of the colleges; the formation of the Research Integrity Council to investigate incidents of research misconduct; and the creation of a Researcher Development and Integrity Specialist post to enhance the training provision.  

The University intends to maintain and develop these initiatives to enable research to continue to be conducted to the highest standards of academic rigour and for UofG researchers to continue to be global leaders and exemplars of best practice in research.

To learn more about recent activity in the area of research integrity read this year’s annual statement which is publicly available and posted on Research and Innovation Services website.

For more information and/or if you would like to share your views, please contact

First published: 13 December 2021