UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is required by law to protect the public funds we administer.
As a public body we may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds to prevent and detect fraud.
What the initiative does
Data matching can identify potentially fraudulent claims and payments. It involves comparing the computer records of one organisation against the records of either the same or a different organisation. This is usually personal information.
Where a match is found it may indicate an inconsistency in information that would require further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, an error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.
The National Fraud Initiative is subject to a Code of Data Matching Practice.
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Last updated: 10 November 2022