Edinburgh Napier University is committed to providing an environment that recognises and supports research excellence.

Research should be conducted to the highest levels of integrity, including appropriate research design and frameworks, to ensure that findings are robust and defensible. Researchers should also adhere to the highest level of research ethics, in line with requirements set out by national and international regulatory bodies including the Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2019).

All staff and students should be familiar with the Universities Policies and procedures that govern the research process.

In keeping in with this commitment, Edinburgh Napier operates a code of practice. The Edinburgh Napier University Code of Practice on Research Integrity defines the research principles and practices to which all students and staff at the University must adhere.

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Code of Practice on Research Integrity (updated April 2022)


The University Research Integrity Committee

The University Research Integrity Committee oversees governance policies, procedures and practices across the University.

The Committee also has responsibility for investigating allegations of research misconduct in line with its Research Misconduct Policy. Should anybody wish to contact the University in this regard, please contact the clerk using the details below.

Please contact the clerk of the Research Integrity Committee should you have a query, issue or concerns regarding research Integrity: researchintegrity@napier.ac.uk 


Approval for ethics applications is devolved to school level. More information regarding policies and procedures related to an associated school can be found on the internal pages.


UK Research Integrity Office

As part of our commitment to high standards of research integrity, Edinburgh Napier University has been a subscriber to the UK Research Integrity Office since 2019. 

The UK Research Integrity Office is an independent advisory body, offering support to the public, researchers, and organisations to further good practice in research. A registered charity, it was created in response to longstanding and growing concerns about the reliability of research.

UKRIO is the UK’s most experienced research integrity organisation. Since 2006, it has provided independent and expert support across all disciplines of research, from the arts and humanities to the life sciences. It works to enhance good research practice, address mistakes, questionable practices and fraud, and improve the culture and systems of UK research.

For further information about the educational resources, guidance and events they offer, visit ukrio.org


Annual Statements

Annual statements are produced in compliance to the Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2019) to highlight Edinburgh Napier’s continuing commitment to support the highest levels of research integrity.

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