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Archives April 2012

Apr
30
2012

Why UKRIO doesn’t want – or need – regulatory powers

There are a few questions that we get asked fairly often at UKRIO, especially by those who are new to our work. One of the most common is whether we want to have regulatory powers, so it would be mandatory to follow our guidance. Another is whether we would become a statutory regulator for research […]

Apr
20
2012

New York Times and The Guardian discuss research integrity and misconduct

The New York Times examines a worrying rise in retractions in academic journals, the possible reasons for this and the ensuing calls for reform: New York Times: A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform Meanwhile, The Guardian discusses a recent case of research misconduct in the United States and whether external pressures were more to […]

Apr
2
2012

Consultation on draft Research Integrity Concordat

Universities UK, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Research Councils UK, the Wellcome Trust and other stakeholders are seeking views on a draft Concordat to Support Research Integrity. From the Universities UK website: ‘The concordat outlines five important commitments that those engaged in research can make to help ensure that the highest standards of […]

Apr
2
2012

UKRIO in Chemistry World

In Chemistry World, James Parry, Chief Executive of UKRIO, argues that cultural means, rather than regulatory, is a powerful way of safeguarding the integrity and quality of research. Chemistry World: Integrity begins at home In the same issue, research integrity issues in Ireland are discussed by Maura Hiney, Head of Policy, Evaluation and External Relations of the […]

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