Research Concordats

The University of Suffolk is compliant with a number of Concordats that outline the key expectations and responsibilities of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in relation to research.

The following pages details these:

  • Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers
  • Concordat for Research Integrity
  • Concordat for Public Engagement
  • Concordat for Open Research Data
  • Declaration on Research Assessment (DoRA)
  • How can you get involved?

    Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers


    This is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support of researchers and research careers in the UK higher education.

    Concordat for Research Integrity

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    The Concordat makes a clear statement about the responsibilities of Researchers, Employers and Funders of research in maintaining high standards in research.

    Concordat for Public Engagement


    University of Suffolk is committed to public engagement and the dissemination of our research.

    Concordat for Open Research Data

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    This has been developed by a multi-stakeholder group consisting of researchers, universities, funders and publishers, the British Library and Universities UK.

    Declaration on Research Assessment (DoRA)

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    Find out here on improving how research is assessed.

    How can I get involved

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    Find out how you can get in involved.

    HR Excellence in Research Award

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    The 'HR Excellence in Research' award acknowledges alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Researchers.

    Researcher Development Programme

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    The University of Suffolk supports the personal and professional development of our researchers through the Research and Enterprise Development Programme.