Research Integrity

Responsible conduct of research

Responsible conduct of research


Research Integrity encompasses responsible conduct of research, training of researchers at all levels, research data management and management of research misconduct. UCC is committed to ensuring the highest standards of integrity in all aspects of research, founded on basic principles of good research practice to be observed by all researchers and research organisations. 

UCC is part of the National Forum on Research Integrity. The Forum membership is drawn from research funders, research performing organisations and other relevant organisations. It is coordinated by the Irish Universities Association and is chaired by Professor Anita R Maguire (Vice President for Research and Innovation UCC).

UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO)

UCC subscribes to the UKRIO who are experts in the field of Research Integrity and provide access to essential resources and services. The UKRIO help institutions achieve high standards when managing challenges to research integrity and supports individuals faced with bad practice. UKRIO advice and guidance emphasises the good practice that runs across all research disciplines and all regulatory remits.

UCC Research Integrity Contact Points

Research Integrity Champions at UCC:

UCC Research Integrity Officer: Professor Ken O'Halloran


College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Dr Samantha Dockray:

Dr Orla Murphy:


College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Prof Marcel Jansen:

Prof Alan Kelly:

Prof Stephen Fahy: (for Tyndall National Institute)


College of Medicine and Health

Prof Caitriona O' Driscoll:

Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren:


College of Business and Law

Dr Fiona Donson:

Dr Ciara Heavin:


Research and Innovation

Taighde agus Nuálaíocht

Office of Vice President for Research & Innovation 4th Floor Block E, Food Science Building UCC