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Research Integrity

 

Edinburgh Napier University is committed to providing an environment that recognises and supports research excellence.

 

Research should be conducted to the highest levels of integrity, including appropriate research design and frameworks, to ensure that findings are robust and defensible. Researchers should also adhere to the highest level of research ethics, in line with requirements set out by national and international regulatory bodies.

 

All staff and students should be familiar with the Universities Policies and procedures that govern the research process.

 

​In addition, the university expects researchers to observe the standards and practice set out in any regulation and guidelines published by funders and relevant professional bodies.

 

In keeping in with this commitment, Edinburgh Napier operates a code of practice. The Edinburgh Napier University Code of Practice on Research Integrity defines the research principles and practices to which all students and staff at the University must adhere.

 

The Code should be read by all University staff and registered students who are conducting, or planning to conduct, research of any type which must be appropriately governed. Ethical issues also come into play wherever research involves human participants, personal data and human tissue. The Code also applies to any research partners who may be conducting research on Edinburgh Napier University premises.

 

Code of Practice on Research Integrity​ (full document)

 

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Below are two examples of generic forms for informed consent that illustrate the type of information often required (for illustration only):

 
 
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