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.
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 comprises representatives from our five academic clusters and the Centre for Communications Skills and Professional Officers Division.
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.
All researchers and postgraduate research students undergo Research Integrity Training to equip themselves with necessary understanding of their professional responsibilities as researchers and imparts the essential knowledge in good research practices.
Research data is a key institutional asset. National funders also mandate research data management, requiring that data be managed adhering to best practices to prevent potential mismanagement. SIT is committed to managing our research data in a manner that aligns with the best interests of the university, our researchers and research participants, and fulfil our ethical, legal and contractual obligations associated with data management. We have developed a Research Data Management Policy to guide our researchers on good research data management practices.
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.
Singapore Institutional Research Integrity Offices Network (SIRION)Singapore Statement on Research IntegrityMontreal Statement on Research Integrity in Cross-Boundary Research CollaborationsVancouver Protocol on AuthorshipGuidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors(ICMJE)
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