Research Integrity

Faculty, staff and students of the University community engaging in research should adhere to the highest standard of ethics and Research Integrity. This is to ensure that the reputation of the University for scholarly integrity is preserved.

Research Integrity includes the rigour, care and accountability that are the hallmarks of good scholarship and is not merely the avoidance of wrongdoing. Research Misconduct by the University community, defined as fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or other wrongdoing in proposing, designing, performing, recording, supervising or reviewing research, or in reporting research results is unacceptable and is grounds for disciplinary action.

Research Integrity Officers appointed by the University are responsible for assessing allegations of Research Misconduct and determining when such allegations warrant inquiries, and for overseeing formal inquiries. Allegations of Research Misconduct can be made by an individual in person, or in writing in a sealed envelope, signed and marked "strictly confidential" to the Office of the Deputy President (Research & Technology) who will assign a Research Integrity Officer to look into the case.

Please click here for details on the NUS Research Integrity policy.

To harmonise policies and further establish our commitment to research integrity, NUS has adopted a unified set of standards for research publications with A*STAR, NTU and SUTD. Please click here for details on the joint statement.