University of Lapland is committed to the guidelines of the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK) for the responsible conduct of research and for handling alleged violations (the RCR guidelines). Responsible conduct of research is an integral part of the university quality assurance system.
Guidelines and promotion of responsible conduct of research are part of a self-regulation framework of the scientific community in Finland. Each individual researcher and member of the research community from the assisting staff to the leaders of research teams, the directors of units and the administration of the university, are responsible for adhering to the principles of responsible conduct of research.
The University of Lapland takes care of integration of principles of responsible conduct of research and teaching of research integrity in the graduate and postgraduate programmes. The university offers support in RCR and research integrity issues also to its staff members.