Research integrity and ethics
The School’s vision is to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. It aims to achieve this vision through the delivery of degree and executive education programmes and the production and dissemination of high-quality research.
This vision requires a commitment to research integrity and ethical standards in both research and teaching. London Business School expects all those engaged in research to maintain the highest ethical standards and integrity.
Research Integrity refers to the standards and conduct expected of members of the School who are engaged in research.
The School is wholly committed to the principles outlined in the Code of Practice for Research (https://ukrio.org/publications/code-of-practice-for-research/) and the Concordat to support Research Integrity published in October 2019 by Universities UK and supports research that is properly conducted and of the highest quality.
Acting in accordance with the five specific Concordat principles, the School endorses:
Commitment 1: Maintaining the highest standards of research integrity
Commitment 2: Ensuring that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards.
Commitment 3: Embedding a culture of research integrity, by supporting a research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers.
Commitment 4: Using transparent, timely, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct, should they arise.
Commitment 5: Working together, to strengthen the integrity of research and to reviewing progress regularly, and openly.
Key Policies and Procedures
Research at London Business School must be carried out in accordance with the School’s policies. Of particular relevance are the School’s:
Annual Research Integrity Statement
Each year our Management Board receives an Annual Statement on Research Integrity
Responsibility and Oversight
Professor Sendil Ethiraj, the Deputy Dean, Faculty has overall responsibility for overseeing research ethics and integrity at London Business School.
The School’s Research Ethics and Integrity Committee (REC) supports the Deputy Dean, Faculty on matters relating to research ethics and integrity.
Research integrity contacts
Professor Sendil Ethiraj is the senior named contact within London Business School responsible for research integrity.
Dr Cecilia Fenech Brincat is the named first point of contact for queries or concerns on matters related to research integrity or allegations of research misconduct, and can be contacted at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.