Research governance
The University of Plymouth is committed to maintaining and promoting the highest standards of integrity and probity in scientific research. There is an established set of fundamental principles detailed in the University's policies to ensure good scientific practice, the integrity of research involving human participants, animal subjects, and general principles of data confidentiality and access.

Good research conduct

All researchers within the University of Plymouth have a duty to society, to their profession, to the University and to those funding their research, to conduct their research in the most conscientious and responsible manner possible. The University seeks to encourage and foster an environment where good research practice is encouraged and where there is adequate mentoring and supervision at all relevant levels.

Refer to our Research Ethics Policy for further information on the institution's Code of Good Practice in Research.

Reporting research misconduct

We are committed to investigating any allegations of research misconduct (refer to Sections 28-40 of the Ethics Policy). If you suspect a case of research misconduct please contact the relevant Head of Department/School, Faculty Dean or contact Dr John Martin (Secretary of the University Research Ethics Committee) for advice.