Research Integrity Policy Statement

Our Annual Research Integrity Policy statements summarise how the University of Sussex is supporting and promoting institutional research integrity.

Each policy statement indicates the numbers of research misconduct investigations carried out within the University.

There were four formal investigations in 2020-2021.

See the table below for further details.

Research Integrity Policy Statement 2020-2021

Detailed information on the number of completed formal investigations or upheld allegations. For further information, read our Research Integrity Policy Statement 2020-2021 [PDF 307KB].

 Number of formal investigations completed (academic years*)Number of allegations upheld - in whole or in part (academic years*)
  2018 2019 2020 2018 2019 2020
Fabrication 0 0 0 0 0 0
Falsification 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plagiarism 4 0 4 2 0 2
Misrepresentation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breach of duty of care 1 0 0 0 0 0
Improper dealing with allegations of misconduct 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other (please specify) 0 0 0 0 0 0
(Details of any allegations upheld in part) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5 0 4 2 0 2

*Academic year – 1 October to 30 September


Previous Research Integrity Policy statements

You can read research integrity policy statements from previous years below:


Key contacts and procedures

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), Professor Keith Jones, has responsibility for ensuring the integrity of proceedings conducted under The Procedure for the Investigation of Allegations of Misconduct in Research.

General queries can be addressed to the University Research Governance Officer, Dr Antony Walsh.

Contact us

Antony Walsh
Research Governance Officer
antony.walsh@sussex.ac.uk
+44 (0)1273 872748

Research and Enterprise
Falmer House
University of Sussex
Brighton, BN1 9QF