All researchers should read the University of Cambridge's Guidelines on Good Research Practice. These may be accessed through the Staff Guide. These guidelines emphasise the importance of integrity and rigour in all research carried out at, and in partnership with, the University.

The University expects everyone engaged in research to observe the seven principles identified by the UK Committee on Standards in Public Life (selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership), whether they are employees of the University or students, subject to the terms of any governing agreement.

Heads of department are ultimately responsible for ensuring that all researchers in their institutions are made aware of all relevant University policies and guidelines on research integrity. These policies and guidelines include ethics in research and the requirements to work under legal licence, where this is applicable.

Last updated: 28 March 2011