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Research Governance and Integrity

The University of Sunderland is fully committed to undertaking our research to the highest level of integrity and ethical responsibility. Our staff and students are bound by institutional commitments to the Research Integrity Concordat and the university’s Code of Practice for Research.


This area of the website provides information and advice for the university’s research community and stakeholders on the policies and procedures for governing good research practice and for investigating and reporting misconduct in research.


Research governance ensures that all research, undertaken by both staff and students, is carried out to the highest standards.

All members of the University of Sunderland research community are expected to adhere to the highest professional standards of research integrity.



Research integrity is about honesty and transparency in how you conceive, conduct and report your research. You want to be fair and accurate in your presentation of interactions with peers, open about any (potential) conflicts of interest within your research and ensure your research participant is protected, maintaining their dignity and rights at all times.

We also operate strict policies and procedures and comply with relevant guidelines.

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