Trusted Research

The issue of 'Trusted Research' is of interest across SPRITE+'s digital TIPS community and beyond. We are working on the curation of resources to provide advice and information on various aspects of this important topic.

Responding to concerns about the risks posed by international academic collaborations, several bodies from central government (CPNI, NCSC, OSCT, BEIS), UKRI, and academia (including via Universities UK, and the researcher-led Academic Freedom and Internationalisation Working Group) have been working to assess the risks and offer guidance.

This work is usually grouped together as “Trusted Research” but covers a range of issues, including:

Conflicts of interest with other research partners

Resources to follow

Reputational risk and ethical issues (including potential misuse/abuse/dual use of research knowledge)

Resources to follow






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