As UOD commits to develop an institutional environment of intellectual curiosity and become an internationally competitive site for scientific research and discovery, we also aspire to achieve and maintain the highest standards of research ethics and scientific integrity. Pursuit of these ambitions demands that we develop and follow high ethical standards for scientific study and research that embody these goals and aspirations.
The following Policy for Scientific Integrity provides a set of framework standards, guidelines and procedures within which we can assure our maintenance of an environment that promotes such high standards for research ethics and scientific integrity. Included in this Policy are:
KACST’s NSTIP Rules for Scientific Integrity (Part I);
Additional guidelines relating to Scientific Publications (Part II);
Policies related to Conflict of Commitment and Conflict of Interest (Part III); and,
A detailed description of the processes undertaken to evaluate any concerns reported regarding scientific misconduct or conflicts of commitment and conflicts of interest (Part IV).
Although the principles embodied in this policy are not new to UOD, their clarification through this policy is intended to promote a UOD wide understanding of these accepted standards and insure the maintenance of our traditional deep commitment to ethical behaviour and scientific integrity. Our goal is to insure that all institutional members are familiar with this policy; and, thereby, that they become engaged advocates for its adherence.