Research Integrity encompasses responsible conduct of research, research data management and management of research misconduct. WIT 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.
WIT is committed to the promotion of an environment which maintains the highest standards of research Integrity. It is Institute policy that those engaged with research across the institute, 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 WIT 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 WIT 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 Institute to receive allegations of research misconduct. The Research Integrity Officer in WIT is Dr Michelle Foley. The Research Integrity Officer can be contacted by e-mailing [email protected]
Reporting research misconduct
Allegations of research misconduct, from within and outside WIT, should be sent to the Research Integrity Officer at the email address [email protected]
The allegation must normally be made in a formal written submission supported by available evidence. Research misconduct can occur with different levels of seriousness and there may be some concern that reporting research misconduct could impact on the complainant. All claims of research misconduct are treated in the strictest of confidence. Additional guidance or concerns on matters of research integrity or research misconduct should be direct to the Research Integrity Officer.