Research Integrity Policy Statement

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

For more information, read our Research Integrity Policy Statement 2022-2023 [PDF 252KB].

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

There were four formal investigations in 2022-2023 covering seven allegations of research misconduct. See the table below for further details.

*four are relating to the same case.

 Allegations of Misconduct upheld in part or full over the last 5 years. 2019202020212022
Fabrication 0 0 1 0
Falsification 0 0 0 1
Plagarism 0 2 2 2
Misrepresentation 0 0 0 1
Breach of duty of care 0 0 0 0
Improper dealing with allegations of misconduct 0 0 0 0
Improprieties in the conduct, recording and storage of personal and research data 0 0 0 1
Non-compliance with ethics processes 0 0 0 2
Total 0 2 3 7*


*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, acting as the institutional ‘Named Person’ 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 Head of Research Ethics, Integrity & Governance by emailing

Contact us

Head of Research Ethics, Integrity & Governance

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