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Promoting good practice

We have signed a number of agreements - called Concordats - to promote good research practice and we are working with other bodies across the UK to ensure that they are implemented.

UK-wide initiatives

Supporting the Career Development of Researchers 2019

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers is a statement of the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers and funders in relation to career development, which aims to increase the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK.

Supporting Research Integrity

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity is a clear statement about the responsibilities of researchers, employers and funders of research in maintaining high standards of integrity in the conduct of research. A progress report was published in 2016 by UUK; and the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee published a report on Research Integrity in June 2018, which triggered the revised concordat of 2019.

Engaging the Public with Research

The Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research is a set of principles drawn up by organisations that fund research in the UK to encourage public engagement to boost the social and economic impact of research.

Promoting Open Research Data

The Concordat on Open Research Data is aset of expectations on best practice to help ensure that research data is made openly available for use by others wherever possible.

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