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Research Integrity

 

This page contains a list of support services and facilities for staff and students within the University that may be helpful sources of information, guidance or advice for queries or concerns that do not relate directly to research ethics and integrity.

Breaking the Silence

Provides a range of prevention, support and reporting measures around harassment and sexual misconduct. For further information, please visit their website.

Careers Service

Provides careers education, information and guidance to students and alumni of the University of Cambridge. For further information, please visit the careers service webpage.

University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service has both a Student Counselling Service and a Staff Counselling Service and is able to help with a wide range of work and personal concerns, including stress, difficult relationships with colleagues, harassment, cultural experiences etc.  They provide one-to-one appointments, workshops and Wellbeing Groups for Postdocs, Undergraduates and Postgraduates. In addition to two specialist Mental Health Advisors, there is also a Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor who is a specialist support worker for students providing emotional and practical support to anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted, or harassed, recently or in the past. Please see the Student Counselling Service and Staff Counselling Service webpages for further information.

Dignity at Work

Dignity at Work Contacts are trained volunteers that provide confidential advice to staff who feel that they are experiencing difficult working relationships, including bullying or harassment. For further details, please see the dignity at work webpage.

Human Resources Division

The HR Business Manager and HR Adviser(s) in the appropriate HR School Team can provide confidential support to 1) potential complainants, 2) employees against whom complaints have been made and 3) managers. They will explain potential options, suggest sources of support, and facilitate the process of attempting to resolve the problem. For further details, please see the HR webpage.

Mediation Service

The mediation service provides a confidential process for helping with disagreements between members of staff with support from impartial mediators. For further information, please see the mediation webpage.

Occupational Health Service

Provides support focusing on the prevention of ill health and the promotion of health and wellbeing at work. They can assess and provide advice on workplace adaptations and modifications to ensure that the work environment is safe and that a person’s health is not adversely affected by their work activities. For further information, please visit their webpage.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPdA) was established in 2013 as the lead University organisation relating to the postdoctoral community. This was a recognition of the vital and growing significance of postdoctoral staff to the University’s success – and part of major commitments that the University has made to postdoc support.

With its unique overview of the postdoctoral community in Cambridge and beyond, the role of the OPdA is to enable each individual postdoc to realise their potential in their own ambitions and in contributing to the University and society as a whole. For further information, please visit the OPdA webpage.

Personal and Professional Development (PPD)

The Personal and Professional Development team offers a wide range of practical training and development opportunities to help staff explore their potential and get the most from their time at the University. It enables staff to develop the skills and knowledge to operate effectively in their role and progress in their career. Find out more on their webpages and follow them on Twitter @cam_ppd.

Research Data Management

The Research Data Management Facility promotes good practices around data management issues, including organising, storing and sharing of all research data and related outputs (e.g. software, code). Their services are aimed at all researchers, from PhD level upwards, and at all disciplines. They can assist with research at any stage – from grant application, through to the active research phase to post-grant sharing. They are happy to help any researchers with queries about how to handle their research data and other outputs. Their services and advice can be found at www.data.cam.ac.uk or by emailing info@data.cam.ac.uk.

Students’ Unions’ Advice Service

Provides free, confidential, and independent advice, information and representation to all Cambridge University Students on any issues (personal or academic) they might experience during their time at the University. For further details, please see the SUAS webpage.

Wellbeing advocates

Wellbeing advocates are volunteers that provide information to staff on local and University wellbeing activities and act as a source of sign-posting and guidance for staff support services, mental health and dignity at work issues. Please visit their webpage for further information.