Research Governance

Research Governance can be defined as the broad range of principles, standards and regulations of good practice that exist to achieve, and continuously improve, research quality across all aspects of research. The University seeks to comply with the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, Universities UK.

Research governance is needed to:

  • Safeguard all participants in research
  • Protect researchers and investigators by providing a clear framework within which to work
  • Monitor practice and performance to ensure and enhance ethical and scientific quality
  • Minimise risk and promote good practice
  • Prevent poor performance and misconduct

The University has adopted the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) Code of Practice for Research as its own. All Researchers will find the UKRIO Recommended Checklist for Researchers a valuable resource when planning, conducting and disseminating their research.

This web site links you to key University contacts, policies, procedures and codes of conduct that define the research governance framework at the University of Portsmouth.

Contacts

If you have any concerns relating to Research Integrity at the University of Portsmouth, please contact Pal Ahluwahlia, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation
( pal.ahluwalia@port.ac.uk 023 9284 4472)

If you have any questions regarding Research Governance at the University of Portsmouth you should contact Denise Teasdale, Research Manager in Research and Innovation Services (denise.teasdale@port.ac.uk 023 9284 6196).

If you wish to report a matter relating to research misconduct or make a complaint using the University’s Whistleblowing Policy, please contact Adrian Parry adrian.parry@port.ac.uk, Director of Corporate Governance 023 9284 3195.

Ethics

The University Ethics Policy provides a general framework for professional practice and decision making on ethical issues as they arise in the work of the University. More information on the process can be found on the ethics web pages. For ethics queries and concerns please contact Dr Simon Kolstoe, University Ethics Adviser (simon.kolstoe@port.ac.uk, 023 9284 6206) or Denise Teasdale as above.

Quality Research Culture

The University is committed to promoting high standards in the conduct of research through the implementation of a number of policies and procedures, these include:

Financial Probity

The University’s activities are governed by our financial regulations and procedures, the relevant policies are detailed below:

Research Information

We promote and protect access to our research information, through the implementation of policies and procedures, these include:

Health and Safety

The University is committed to ensuring that its research is undertaken in a safe manner, the following policies guide our work in this area:

Funders Terms and Conditions

External funders of research are increasingly seeking assurances from researchers and their institutions that their research is of the appropriate quality, some terms of our funders are detailed below:

Key links and references

The University, where relevant, commits to external governance standards and requirements: