Research Integrity

University of Central Lancashire is a member of the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO). UCLan recognises its responsibility to researchers and the wider community to ensure the highest standards of integrity and professionalism are observed in the conduct of research and supports the commitments under the Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity.

Our staff and students must maintain the highest professional standards as they conduct their research. UCLan has put policies and procedures in place to cover and protect the quality of research, from its initial conception, through to publication and other forms of dissemination into society.

Contacts and Raising Concerns

Dr Ebrahim Adia (Pro-Vice Chancellor and Chair of the University Committee for Ethics and Integrity) and Emma Law (Research Governance Unit Senior Manager) are the named contacts within the University for any parties wishing to raise concerns about the integrity of the research at UCLan. Concerns can be raised using the contact details below:

Telephone: 01772 892293 

Key Policies & Guidance

Research Integrity Annual Statements

Research Integrity Committees

The Committee for Ethics and Integrity is a formal part of the University’s Academic Board Governance Structure. The committee is responsible for the development and monitoring of policies, procedures and training to support researchers at the University, to ensure good research practice and commitment to research integrity.

External General Guidance

The following guidance from external organisations may be useful to all researchers in exploring these issues further:

Research with Animals

UCLan is committed to excellence in research. We work at the forefront of scientific and medical advances in order to impact positively on society. Animal research plays an important role in some of the research we undertake.

Further information can be found here: