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Archives June 2012

Jun
27
2012

New York Times discusses alleged research fraud in an arthritis drug

The New York Times discusses new allegations about the integrity of research into the arthritis drug Celebrex. New York Times: In Documents on Pain Drug, Signs of Doubt and Deception

Jun
22
2012

Cell explores different countries’ approaches to research integrity

Colin Macilwain of Cell looks at changing attitudes to research misconduct and the challenges facing different countries as they try to address questionable practices. Cell: Scientific misconduct: more cops, more robbers? (paywall)

Jun
19
2012

Open access research – report of the Finch Group

The Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, chaired by Professor Dame Janet Finch, has published its final report. The Working Group was set up in October 2011 to examine how UK-funded research findings can be made more accessible. From the Research Information Network website: ‘The report of the Working Group chaired by […]

Jun
13
2012

Health Research Authority announces plans to streamline research application procedures

The Health Research Authority has announced its forthcoming programme of work. This includes providing the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) as the platform for unified approval process to support the efficient set-up of health research. The HRA website describes how IRAS  will provide a coordinated route for obtaining approvals, rather than making individual approvals itself. […]

Jun
7
2012

Times Higher Education reports that the new research integrity concordat may become mandatory

Times Higher Education reports that HEFCE may introduce compliance with the forthcoming Concordat to Support Research Integrity as part of its financial memorandum with universities. Times Higher Education: Hefce’s purse strings may be tied to concordat UKRIO sees the Concordat as a useful contribution to sustaining research integrity in the UK. The key issues are […]

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