Research Integrity at the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is committed to research excellence and to the rigorous pursuit of new knowledge. As such it is committed to maintaining the highest standards of scholarly and scientific integrity in its research.

It expects all students, members of staff, and other researchers using University facilities or researching under the auspices of the University of Birmingham to work to these standards.

The named person within the University responsible for research integrity is the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer, Professor Tim Softley.

The administrative lead for research integrity is the Head of Research Governance and Integrity, Dr Birgit Whitman ( 

Research Support Services (RSS) is responsible for providing academic staff with a range of support for their research including research ethics and Sponsor oversight of clinical trials.

  • The University of Birmingham's report to Council on research integrity for the year 2015-16 can be accessed here
  • The University's Code of Practice for Research can be accessed here.