Research Integrity Committee

Research integrity means undertaking research according to commonly accepted standards, regulations and professional norms. It applies to everyone involved in the research process and in the reporting of research.

Good repute of research is dependent on this integrity.  SIT is committed to upholding the highest standards of research integrity.

Research Integrity Committee

Research Integrity Committee

Set up in November 2019, SIT’s Research Integrity Committee supports the implementation of the university’s research integrity policy to ensure compliance and leads with activities to promote awareness, education and best practices of research.  The committee appointed by the Provost comprises representatives from our five academic clusters and the Centre for Communications Skills.

The university’s Research Integrity Policy establishes a framework that prescribes responsible and ethical research standards expected of members engaged in research in the University.  Read the public version of our Research Integrity Framework here.

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All researchers and students undergo EPIGEUM Research Integrity Training to equip themselves with an understanding of their professional responsibilities as researchers and to be equipped to deal with complex issues that may arise in the different stages of the research process. All faculty, staff and postgraduate students engaged in research must complete the online research integrity course.

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Research data is a key institutional asset. National funders also mandate research data management, requiring that data be managed according to best practices to avoid potential mismanagement.  SIT is committed to managing our research data in a manner compatible with the best interests of the university, its researchers and research participants, and fulfil its ethical, legal and contractual requirements. We have developed a Research Data Management Policy to guide our researchers on good research data management practices.

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Researchers should take responsibility for their contributions to all publications, reports and other representations of their research. Students should include an authorship declaration to support their thesis submissions and ensure that their thesis has been subjected to plagiarism checks.

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