It is imperative that all members of the College, whether students, staff or administrators, recognise the responsibilities that they share for developing and maintaining a culture in which sound research practices are adopted and inappropriate ones detected. Every employee and student of the College has a duty to inform the appropriate authorities if he/she knows or suspects that there has been a breach of good conduct (see Research misconduct).

The following points outline further specific responsibilities. Please note that the responsibilities of researchers apply also to supervisors/principal investigators and to Heads of Department.

Professional and Support Staff are responsible for maintaining the highest ethical standards in their work.

UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) maintains a Code of Practice for Research which is an important reference tool for researchers and institutions alike.