Kingston University is committed to acting in accordance with the principles and commitments outlined in the Concordat to Support Research Integrity (PDF). Compliance with the Concordat helps demonstrate to government, business, international partners and the wider public that they can continue to have confidence that research undertaken at Kingston is ethical and rigorous.
The Concordat sets out five commitments to which we ascribe:
We are committed to identifying a senior member of staff to oversee research integrity and to act as first point of contact for anyone wanting more information on matters of research integrity, and that person is Professor Anne Boddington, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Business and Innovation.
As part of our obligations under the Concordat, we prepare and make publicly available an annual statement to our Board of Governors summarising actions taken to assure and enhance the University's position on research integrity issues.
The 2018/19 report (PDF) includes:
For further information on how we ensure the highest standards of rigour and integrity in research at Kingston, please refer to our research policy documents.