Research Integrity, Governance and Ethics
All those engaged with research have a duty to consider how the work they undertake, host or support impacts on society and on the wider research community (Universities UK, p. 9).
As research organisations, the institutions comprising Conservatoires UK support the principles set out in Universities UK’s Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2019), which are summarised in the form of the following commitments:
- maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research
- ensuring that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards
- supporting a research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers
- using transparent, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct should they arise
- working together to strengthen the integrity of research and to review progress regularly and openly
Similarly, the institutions comprising Conservatoires UK must adhere to the principles and guidance set out in the UK Research Integrity Office’s Code of Practice for Research and Misconduct Investigation Procedure.
According to the second commitment of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, all research involving human participation must be subject to ethical review and approval.