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Research Integrity


Allegations of misconduct in research are rare but the University takes them very seriously. The University is committed to ensuring that allegations of misconduct in research are investigated with all possible thoroughness and vigour.


University Policies and Procedures

University Misconduct in Research Policy

The Misconduct in Research Policy sets out the policy and procedure to be followed in the University for dealing with an allegation of misconduct in research against an officer, member of the unestablished staff or assistant staff of the University is available here:


University Contact Points

Anyone with comments or questions regarding research integrity at the University of Cambridge can contact the the University's Research Governance and Integrity Officer, Dr Rhys Morgan (Head of Policy, Integrity and Governance), and/or the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith, using the following email address

Concerns regarding research integrity at Cambridge can be made or raised confidentially with Dr Rhys Morgan, Head of Policy, Integrity and Governance and the University's Research Governance and Integrity Officer ( or or, where applicable, through the University's Whistleblowing Policy.

Information and resources

UKRIO provides the following resources for individuals considering reporting an allegation of research misconduct to institutions, publishers, and elsewhere:

  • Guide - support for individuals on the process of reporting suspected research misconduct
  • Checklist - list of questions to consider when reporting research misconduct in the UK
  • UKRIO Advisory Service -  free confidential guidance on reporting a specific concern