Research Integrity

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Committed to delivering excellent research with impact, the University of Salford holds itself to the highest standards of research integrity through honesty, transparency and rigour.

Concordat to Support Research Integrity

The University is a signatory to the Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity which seeks to provide a national framework for good research conduct and its governance.

In line with Concordat commitments, the University publishes an annual statement of compliance.

Ethics Applications

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You can apply for ethics review of a research project at, or on behalf of, the University of Salford, via the Infonetica ethics review system. Infonetica can now be used by all colleagues and post-graduate research students when applying for ethics approval for any research project or commercial activity. The system will provide supervisors and colleagues involved with the ethics process with oversight of postgraduate applications, enabling them to complete an ethics review of these research studies.

If you haven’t applied before, you first may need to contact your institutional contact or you could email

National Security in Research (Trusted Research)

The Research Governance Manager is the institutional lead for national security in research matters, encompassing:

  • Export controls
  • National Security and Investment Act
  • Trusted Research

Contact the Research Governance Manager:


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Overall responsibility for research integrity, governance and ethics sits with the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise. Any internal or external questions around research integrity may be addressed in the first instance to the Research Governance and Policy Manager.

Contact the Research Governance and Policy Manager:

Named Person

The Research Governance and Policy Manager, Rachael McKittrick, is the named person for receipt of allegations of misconduct in research.

Allegations of research misconduct should be sent in writing, with all available evidence, to:

Informal discussions about research governance and policy may be directed to the Research Governance and Policy team:


The University’s Whistleblowing Policy allows colleagues and postgraduate research students to raise concerns about actions or behaviour when, owing to the nature or severity of the issue, it would be inappropriate to use normal channels.

Disclosures to the whistleblowing reporting line can be made via a dedicated email account. Please consult the policy for more information.


Get in Touch

For more information about our research integrity and governance, please don't hesitate to get in touch.