Coronavirus information and guidance

Good research conduct

World-leading research quality remains at the heart of what St Andrews does, and meeting this aim requires the highest standards of research integrity.

See the definition of 'researcher' used on this page.

University policy

The University's Principles of Good Research Conduct (Policy) (PDF) applies to all researchers and details the University’s expectations of their conduct by providing principles that apply to all disciplines and research activities.

External general guidance

The following guidance from external organisations may be useful to all researchers in exploring these issues further:

External discipline-specific guidance

The following guidance from external organisations may be useful to all researchers in exploring these issues further within their discipline. The links were provided by the Schools' directors of research and are neither exhaustive nor prescriptive. Schools not listed have advised that general guidance should suffice.

To explore discipline-specific guidance further, researchers should contact colleagues in their discipline, their School's director of research, or any relevant professional bodies.