Research Integrity encompasses responsible conduct of research, research data management and management of research misconduct. SETU Waterford is committed to ensuring the highest levels of integrity in all aspects of research practice. The 'European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity' which we endorse specifies four basic principles of good research practice to be observed by all researchers and research organisations.
• Reliability in ensuring the quality of research reflected in the design, the methodology, the analysis and the use of resources in research activities.
• Honesty in developing, undertaking, reviewing, reporting and communicating research in a transparent, fair, full and unbiased way.
• Respect for colleagues, research participants, society, ecosystems, cultural heritage and the environment.
• Accountability for the research from idea to publication, for its management and organisation, for training, supervision and mentoring, and for its wider impacts.
SETU Waterford is committed to the promotion of an environment which maintains the highest standards of research Integrity. It is university policy that those engaged with research across the university, including all researchers, students, technical, administrative and research support staff and our collaborative partners conduct research according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional obligations and standards.
Our commitments to foster and ensure research integrity include the education and promotion of good research practice. We are committed to working together to reinforce and safeguard research conducted at SETU Waterford and to review this progress regularly. We are also committed to using transparent, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct when they arise. The SETU Waterford policy document for the 'Code of Conduct for the Responsible Practice of Research' can be viewed here ».
Research integrity Governance
The Research Integrity Officer is the person nominated by the university to receive allegations of research misconduct. The Research Integrity Officer is currently vacant. Details will be updated soon.
Reporting research misconduct
Allegations of research misconduct, from within and outside SETU Waterford, should be sent to the Research Integrity Officer (contact details will be updated soon).