UKRI publishes governance of good research practice policy

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UKRI governance of good research practice (GRP) policy replaces the RCUK policy and guidelines on the governance of good research conduct.

As part of the standard, twice-yearly updates to UKRI grants terms and conditions, the updated UKRI policy on the governance of good research practice is now available.

We have also published the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) policy on the GRP guidance.

Updates

The new policy replaces the Research Councils UK (RCUK) policy and guidelines on the governance of good research conduct.

Updates include:

  • revised text with improved clarity on the individual’s and organisation’s responsibility to enable positive research practice for high integrity research
  • a policy change that organisations must inform UKRI upon deciding to undertake formal investigations.
  • clearer text stating that we will only seek observer status on investigations by exception, with examples.
  • clarification that UKRI will not investigate cases but will check processes at an institutional level.

New requirements

The UKRI policy on the GRP will apply to new and existing grants from 1 April 2022.

Further information

Research integrity resources on the good research resource hub.

If you have questions, please e-mail researchintegrity@ukri.org.

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