Our research integrity

The University of Sussex is committed to promoting and upholding the highest quality academic and ethical standards in all its activities.

Our research ethics and standards

We have several internal policies to ensure we consider the ethical implications of all our research and to rigorously address potential instances of research misconduct. See our policies.  

We fully endorse 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.

Find out more in our annual Research Integrity Statement [PDF], which provides our response to the assurance questions from Research Councils UK, informed by the Concordat.

The statement is updated annually, and 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, Professor Saul Becker, has responsibility for ensuring the integrity of proceedings conducted under this Procedure and receives any allegations of misconduct.

Research involving animals

We are committed to meeting or exceeding all external ethical and regulatory requirements for research, including research involving animals. 

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.

Our 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.

See more information about research and procedures involving animals, including the minutes of meetings of the AWERB (Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body). 

Contact us

Research Governance 
Antony Walsh
+44 (0)1273 872748

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