Policies for Research and Enterprise
Policies relating to Research Integrity
City expects staff and students to seek to maintain the highest achievable standards in their research conduct. Support and guidance in achieving research integrity are provided through several routes:
- City, University of London Framework for Good Practice in Research (see below for further information and the Framework document)
- Research Ethics Framework
- Other City policies and guidance that relate to research and enterprise, including in particular those on Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Information Compliance (these links require City log-in)
- Research Governance through the Research and Enterprise Committee which advises the Vice-President (Research & Enterprise) on the strategic direction and oversight of research and development of research and enterprise policies
City, University of London Framework for Good Practice in Research
A joint request from the Research Councils requires all institutions in receipt of funds to have an appropriate policy and related procedures in place for sound scientific conduct in research, including an appropriate procedure for investigating allegations of misconduct. City complies with this requirement through its Framework for Good Practice in Research.
The Framework (pdf) applies to all staff and students who are engaged in or support research activity and is intended to assist the City in achieving its strategic goal to support high quality research.
Policies relating to employment of research staff
City has in place policies and practices to support members of staff who are employed on research staff terms and conditions. The terms and conditions of employment for research staff at City are identical to those for academic staff in many respects but there are aspects where the nature of employment and roles requires some distinction.
City has therefore produced a Guidance document on research staff employment matters to support School managers and Principal Investigators responsible for research staff appointments. There is also established policy on the grading of research staff and an agreed mechanism for considering applications for bridging funding for research staff. These documents are all available via the Human Resources webpages on the staff hub (City log-in required). Further information can be accessed in the documents listed below.
- City University London Concordat Implementation Action Plan, March 2012
- City University London HR Excellence in Research Award Action Plan, July 2014 (updated July 2016)
- City University London HR Excellence in Research Award internal review, July 2014
- City HR Excellence four year external review report and new Action Plan.