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Trusted Research

The UK has a thriving research and innovation sector that attracts investment from across the world. Trusted Research aims to secure the integrity of the system of international research collaboration, which is vital to the continued success of the UK’s research and innovation sector.

Trusted Research Guidance for Academia trusted-research-academia Learn More

Whether you hold sensitive medical data or commercially sensitive information, protecting your research is important to you, your institution and your partners.

Trusted Research Guidance for Industry International Strategy Learn More

If your research is obtained by a state-backed actor, whether through legitimate means or not, you and your research could be affected in a number of other ways.

Over half our scientific papers have international co-authors, and 72% of active researchers in the UK are internationally mobile

In 2017-18 17% of UK universities' research income was from international sources (1.39bn out of 8.2bn)

The UKs scientific research institutions are ranked second in the world for quality

Stability, certainty and trust are required if successful international research collaborations are to be fostered


Downloadable Guidance

  • Trusted Research Checklist for Academia

  • Trusted Research Guidance for Academia

  • Trusted Research Guidance for Senior Leaders

  • Trusted Research Implementation Guide

  • Countries and Conferences Guide

  • Trusted Research Checklist for Industry

  • Trusted Research Guidance for Industry