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NTU Research Integrity Policy & Course

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NTU Research Integrity Policy & Course

NTU Policy on Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research

The NTU Policy on Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research has been approved by the Presidents Coordinating Group and the Provosts and Deans Group.

The Research Integrity policy and procedures’ have been revised and harmonised (February 2014) to bring them in line with procedures under the faculty and staff disciplinary framework and the Whistleblowing Procedures.

All those undertaking research in NTU, at whatever level, whether undergraduate or postgraduate students, technical and research staff or faculty should make themselves fully aware of the policy as enunciated below together and with the procedures which will take place when an allegation of misconduct is received.

In particular, attention is drawn to the need to subscribe to the values set out in this policy, including the principles and responsibilities of a researcher in the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity, to abide by all the norms of good research practice and ethical behaviour and with the commitment to conduct research with care, rigour, honesty and respect for all and everything involved, which are the marks of good scholarship. It also includes abiding by all other relevant policies including the NTU Honour Code for students, the policies set out for the use of animals in research through the Guidelines on the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes as set out by the National Advisory Committee for Laboratory Animal Research and the NTU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee – IACUC (see Application Procedure for Animal Research Facility), research involving human participants/subjects – Institutional Review Board, use of controlled drugs, biosafety, Health and Safety, Computer Misuse, Privacy and Conflict of Interest policies.

This also covers the obligations to maintain full and accurate records of research and their storage in NTU, both in hard copy and as electronic records; to ensure that all those concerned or quoted are given appropriate credit and recognition; to respect all matters relating to privacy; and to comply fully with all relevant laws and codes of ethical behaviour appertaining to research.

Click on the following for more information.

  1. NTU Research Integrity Policy
  2. Procedures for Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct
  3. The University Code of Conduct
  4. Singapore Statement on Research Integrity
  5. Montréal Statement on Research Integrity in Cross-Boundary Research Collaborations
  6. Global Research Council Statement of Principles for Research Integrity (May 2013)
  7. External Research Collaboration
  8. NTU Whistle Blowing Procedure
  9. NTU Authorship Guidelines
  10. Acknowledgements in Research Communications
  11. NRF Research Integrity Grant Conditions
  12. Guidance Note on the Use of ‘TurnItIn’ Plagiarism Checker
  13. Further Guidance on anti-plagiarism checks on Masters and PhD Theses
  14. Research Integrity – Legislation and Guidelines
  15. NTU's Institutional Review Board
  16. NTU's IACUC application
  17. Guidelines on the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes
  18. Guidance Note on IRB approvals 
  19. Guidance Note on Misrepresentation of credentials 
  20. Guidance Note on Image Manipulation
  21. Guidance Note on Predatory Journals
  22. 23 Jun 2015 Ethics Guidelines for Human Biomedical Research 
  23. 22 Sep 2010 Human-Animal Combinations in Stem Cell Research  
  24. 03 Nov 2008 Donation of Human Eggs for Research 
  25. 07 May 2007 Personal Information in Biomedical Research 
  26. 25 Nov 2005 Genetic Testing and Genetic Research 
  27. 23 Nov 2004 Research Involving Human Subjects: Guidelines for IRBs 
  28. 12 Nov 2002 Human Tissue Research 
  29. 21 Jun 2002 Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Human Stem Cell Research, Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning 
  30. NTU Research Data Policy