Research integrity

We are a member of the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO). We recognise our 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.

As a member of the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO), 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

The Chair of the Research, Knowledge Exchange Governance Sub Committee, Professor Duncan Sayer, is the named person within the University responsible for research integrity.

The administrative lead for research integrity matters is Emma Neil Head of Ethics, Integrity and Governance Unit, and queries should be directed to Emma in the first instance.

Email: Officer for ethics
Telephone: 01772 892783


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External general guidance

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

Research with animals

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. For further information, see our page on research using animals.