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Research bodies try to strengthen the integrity of UK research

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 11 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2677
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

The UK’s leading research bodies have come together and drafted five key commitments to help ensure that UK research meets the very highest standards of quality and integrity.

The concordat to support research integrity provides a framework to underpin research integrity in all disciplines and outlines the responsibilities of researchers, their employers and their funders in undertaking research.

The draft document has been drawn up by Universities UK, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Research Councils UK, the Wellcome Trust, and government departments. The bodies argue that, as the UK is second only to the US in terms of research performance, “ensuring the integrity of our research …

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