Research standards

The University of Sussex has published statements on Research Integrity and the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Prof Saul Becker) is the named officer responsible for research integrity at the University

General queries should be directed to the Research Governance Officer, Dr Antony Walsh:

Concordat to Support Research Integrity

The University of Sussex is committed to promoting and upholding the highest quality academic and ethical standards in all its activities. The University of Sussex fully endorses the UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity. The Concordat demonstrates what is expected of researchers and their employers to ensure the highest standards in research activity, and we seek to achieve this, as reflected in our Strategic Plan.

I encourage you to read this annual statement, University of Sussex Research Integrity Statement, which provides the University’s response to the assurance questions from Research Councils UK, informed by the Concordat. It also includes an overview of allegations of research misconduct that have been considered under the Procedure for the Investigation of Allegations of Misconduct in Research

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Prof Saul Becker) is the named officer responsible for ensuring the integrity of proceedings conducted under this Procedure and receiving any allegations.

Other research integrity contact:

We hope the statement informs and demonstrates to the public, who are the ultimate beneficiary of research, and to funding bodies and stakeholders who need to ensure the value of their investments as well as trusting the methods and outcomes of our research enterprise, that this University seeks to foster a culture of professional integrity, engaging in research activity that is properly conducted to the highest standard.

The statement is updated annually.

Professor Michael Davies, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research

University of Sussex


Concordat on Openness in Animal Research

The University of Sussex is committed to meeting all external ethical and regulatory requirements for research.  We are a signatory to the Concordat on Openness in Animal Research, which aims to help the public understand how and why animals are used on its behalf in scientific, medical and veterinary research in the UK. The University's position is set out in a formal statement that includes the statistics on the use of animals in research that are returned annually to the Home Office.

Who to contact:

Animal research:

All other research integrity and ethics queries:

Research Governance Officer
Name: Antony Walsh
T (UK): 01273 872748
T (International): +44 1273 872748