UKRI Code of Conduct

This is the Code of Conduct for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).



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This document outlines the UKRI Code of Conduct. It includes:

  • Principles
  • Behaviour towards others
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Health and safety
  • Contact with the media
  • Social media
  • Use of resources
  • Use of UKRI IT and communication systems
  • Financial propriety
  • Confidentiality
  • Gifts and hospitality
  • Handling contracts
  • External activities
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Consultancy work
  • Political activity
  • Publications, broadcasts and lectures
  • Safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Breach of the Code of conduct
  • Raising concerns.

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