Drawing upon UKRIO’s experiences in addressing good conduct and misconduct in research, the Code provides principles and standards for researchers and research organisations and also includes a Recommended Checklist for Researchers: a one-page, non-technical checklist for the key points of good practice in research, based on the more detailed standards provided by the Code. The Code can help researchers and organisations ensure that important issues have not been overlooked and applies to all types of research.
The Code is a ‘living document’ and UKRIO is actively seeking feedback on the current edition to inform its review.
To that end, we have published an online version of the Code, including a mechanism for the research community to submit feedback on specific sections and suggest new developments in good practice in research for inclusion. We would welcome your comments on the current edition of the Code.