All research carried out at the University of South Wales is underpinned with common values of rigour, integrity and professionalism.
As required by HEFCW, the University is committed to complying fully with the Universities UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity. Here are our annual statements on compliance.
Frameworks for Good Research Practice are not limited to Universities UK and HEFCW.
USW subscribes to the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) Code of Practice for Research and all Health Research conducted by the University must comply with the Framework for Health and Social Care Research (UK Government).
The Pro Vice Chancellor for Research is the first point of contact for all allegations of research misconduct, and for whistle-blowers or for any other person wishing to raise concerns about the integrity of research being conducted under the auspices of the University of South Wales.
The University is committed to the following principles of good research practice.
These are laid out in our USW Research Good Practice Code of Conduct which stipulates:
Where required, all academic staff and students are required to apply for research ethics approval prior to any related activity taking place.
All faculties have Faculty Research Ethics Committees and these are led by a Faculty Research Ethics Chair. The Research Ethics arrangements can be accessed on our staff intranet.
The University also stipulates and enforces high research standards via a number of additional documents.
These include: Preliminary approval for research that poses risk / or intends to take place overseas; adverse event reporting; research data management; health and safety, open access; publication and authorship; PREVENT guidance for security related studies; data protection and general data protection regulation (2018).