Policies and standards
Key policy and guidance resources are listed here.
- Preventing Harm (Safeguarding) in Research and Innovation
UKRI believes that everyone has a right to be treated fairly and with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting safe research and innovation environments.
- Whistleblowing Policy
UKRI Whistleblowing - ‘Freedom To Speak Up’ Policy encourages and enables employees to speak out when they encounter or suspect malpractice.
- Our policies on equality, diversity and inclusion
Is an integral part of our vision to deliver new knowledge and an enriched, healthier, more sustainable and resilient society and culture, and to contribute to a prosperous economy.
- Gender Pay Gap reporting
UKRI has published its 2018 Gender Pay Gap Report.
- Research integrity
We aim to help researchers and research organisations to undertake and manage research to the highest standards and provides guidance on the reporting and investigation of unacceptable research conduct.
- Collaboration agreements
Collaboration agreements between UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and other organisations can ensure the UK continues to have a world-leading role in research and development.
- Requesting information from us
We are committed to openness, transparency good record-keeping and effective communication in our handling of requests for information.
Funding Assurance Programme
The Programme provides assurance to the UKRI Accounting Officer that public funds destined for research are properly safeguarded and used for the purposes intended by Parliament.
- Complaints Policy
Information on our formal complaints procedure and how to register a complaint with us.
- Transparency Data
UKRI actively publishes financial data as part of our commitment to transparency.
- Health and Safety Policy
This policy has been established to consolidate these management systems and will be developed to further integrate these within a UKRI Health and Safety management system.
UKRI is committed to ensuring that sustainability is embedded in everything we do, as outlined in our Strategic Prospectus.
- GDPR and Research – An Overview for Researchers
Compiled with the support of the Information Commissioner's Office, the GDPR overview for researchers provides guidance and signposts to further sources of information.
- Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking
In line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, UK Research and Innovation is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in all its activities and contractual suppliers.
- International Development Research Funders Statement on Safeguarding
UK Research and Innovation is one of five major UK funders of international development research to have signed a statement of commitment to prevent and tackle harm and abuse in research for international development.