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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

Procedure for the Investigation of an Allegation of Research Misconduct

On 23 February 2024, the University approved a new Procedure for the Investigation of an Allegation of Research Misconduct, which applies where there is an allegation of Research Misconduct (as defined in section 3 of the Procedure) against any person undertaking research either as a member of or whilst connected to a University institution or using University facilities or funding. 

This Procedure replaces the University's Misconduct in Research Policy for all allegations received after 23 February 2024. Allegations received before that date will continue to be investigated according to the previous policy, which 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 Strategy and Planning, Professor David Cardwell, 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