Joint code of practice for research (JCoPR)

Standards for the quality of science and research processes that contractors who carry out research on behalf of Defra must follow.


Joint Code of Practice for Research (JCoPR)

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The JCoPR sets out standards for the quality of science and the quality of research processes. Contractors who carry out research on behalf of Defra and other signatory organisations must follow these standards.

This helps ensure the aims and approaches of research are robust. It also gives confidence that processes and procedures used to gather and interpret the results of research are appropriate, rigorous, repeatable and auditable.

Published 20 March 2012
Last updated 16 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated JCoPR document to reflect change from AHVLA to APHA, and Scottish Government signatories have changed

  2. First published.