We support and nurture a research environment that is defined by a culture of integrity, good governance and best practice. Public trust and confidence in our research outputs are at the heart of our governance structures.

"Public trust and confidence in our research outputs are at the heart of our governance structures."

We aspire to lead the sector when it comes to research integrity, research assessment and reducing, refining and replacing the use of animals in research.

We are signatories to the Universities UK Concordat to support research integrity. We actively promote:

  • Maintaining the highest standards of honesty, rigour and integrity in all aspects of our research.
  • Ensuring that our research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks.
  • Using transparent, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct, should they arise. We publish an annual report which includes a high-level statement on any formal investigations of research misconduct that have been undertaken in the previous year.
  • Training and courses for researchers on the ethics of scientific research, plagiarism awareness and best practice, including open research.

Professor Eric AboagyeProfessor Eric Aboagye, from the Department of Surgery and Cancer, researches new methods for experimental and clinical cancer molecular imaging. Advances in pre-clinical imaging research can improve the welfare of animals involved in experiments and can provide more detailed data, whilst requiring less invasive procedures and reducing the number of animals needed.

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

Imperial has committed to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), meaning that the College no longer considers journal-based metrics in decisions on the hiring and promotion of academic staff. Researchers’ work is judged on its intrinsic quality, rather than on where it has been published.