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UCD Research Integrity

"Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"

- C.S. Lewis

University College Dublin is committed to the promotion of an environment which maintains the highest standards of integrity in relation to its educational mission and research activity. It is university policy that all those engaged with research in UCD, including all researchers, students, technical, administrative and research support staff:

- maintain the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research; and

- ensure that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional obligations and standards.

UCD commits to

In support of this UCD has an approved Research Integrity Policy and a Procedure for the Investigation of Misconduct in Research.

What can I do if I have any concerns related to Research Integrity?

We realise that often people have concerns and do not know where to turn to. These concerns may be serious or not, and you can find below some of the ways in which you can raise your concern with us. You can make informal contact with us - remembering that informal contact does not constitute raising a complaint. We welcome your contact and be assured that it will be treated confidentially.

What to do if you have a concern:

  • Talk to one of the RI Champions – not necessarily from your own School
  • Talk to your Head of School / Institute Director / College Principal
  • Send us an Email
  • Complete an official Research Integrity Complaint form
  • Make an anonymous report (Note: This will not result in the commencement of an investigation)

We understand that being involved in a Research Integrity issue may cause stress and be upsetting. There are lots of supports available in UCD to help you at this time, details of which can be found at the following links:
Employee Assistance Service
Mental Health Support Colleagues
Dignity and Respect website

Research Integrity Team

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Professor Grace Mulcahy

Research Integrity Officer


Professor Hugh Campbell

Deputy Research Integrity Officer


Professor Joe Carthy

Review Officer

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Jill Boyle

Research Integrity Administrator

Contact UCD Research Integrity Officer (RIO)

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: rio@ucd.ie