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Research Misconduct

UCL’s procedure for investigating and resolving allegations of misconduct in academic research was last updated in January 2017 and can be found on the Investigating cases of alleged research misconduct webpage.

The Procedure closely follows the model procedure set out by the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO), with some minor adaptations to reflect UCL’s local circumstances and terminology.

The Procedure applies to UCL staff and students as well as all fields of research and so can be used to investigate alleged misconduct in each area of research at UCL. It sets out clearly the process by which allegations of alleged misconduct are to be investigated in a way that is fair to all parties.

The Foreword of the procedure states that all ‘staff (including honorary staff) and students of UCL are under a general obligation to preserve and protect the integrity and probity of research; in particular, if they have good reason to suspect any misconduct in research, they should report their suspicions’ as set out in the procedure.

The designated named person responsible for ensuring the integrity of proceedings conducted under this Procedure is the UCL Registrar.