City aspires to the highest possible standards of integrity and ethics in our research. The below statement from Professor Miguel Mera, Vice-President (Research), sets out the principles and practices that guide us.

Supporting responsible, ethical research practices

Our vision for the future sees us significantly growing our research and enterprise reputation and the contribution we make to wider society.

City expects its staff and students to maintain the highest achievable standards in research conduct and are committed to ensure that research is conducted responsibly, ethically and in line with City's Code for Good Practice in Research.

In order to maintain and uphold the high standards we continue to develop and enhance the relevant governance and operational frameworks, in relation to research integrity and ethics. This includes:

  • Robust research ethics processes designed to protect the rights, dignity, health, safety and privacy of research participants
  • Research Integrity Champions and Advisors in Schools and Departments
  • Working together to strengthen the research environment and culture.

City is committed to ensuring that we act in accordance with the principles set out in the Concordat to Support Research Integrity. The Concordat outlines what is expected of the researcher and their employers to ensure the highest standards in research.

We have policies and procedures in place to protect the quality of research, from its initial conception, through to publication and other forms of dissemination into society.

In addition, City's Code for Good Practice in Research has been designed to support high quality research by defining the expectations of our staff and students engaged in or supporting research activity. The Code assists in creating and sustaining an environment of good research practice at City.