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Archives July 2012

Jul
26
2012

World Conference on Research Integrity – call for papers

The third World Conference on Research Integrity, to be held in Montreal, Canada on 5th-8th May 2013, is inviting proposals for presentations on empirical research on research integrity and analyses of related topics. The first two World Conferences, held in Lisbon and Singapore respectively, made invaluable contributions to the promotion of research integrity and brought […]

Jul
26
2012

BBC News discusses high-profile plagiarism allegations

Professor Debora Weber-Wulff of the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, discusses recent high profile allegations of plagiarism across Europe in an opinion piece for BBC News. BBC News – Viewpoint: The spectre of plagiarism haunting Europe

Jul
12
2012

Research integrity in the UK: the need to avoid complacency

In Times Higher Education, Michael Farthing, Vice-Chair of UKRIO, discusses the recent history of UK approaches to research integrity, the work of UKRIO and how the research community must avoid complacency on these issues, both now and in the future. Times Higher Education: Keep It Real The article is one of several on research integrity […]

Jul
12
2012

Coverage of the launch of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Nature and Times Higher Education report on yesterday’s launch of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity. Nature:  UK funders seek integrity upgrade Times Higher Education: Concordat to keep research on the straight and narrow On her blog on the BMJ website, Liz Wager gives her thoughts on the Concordat. Liz is the past Chair of […]

Jul
10
2012

UKRIO welcomes the publication of ‘The Concordat to Support Research Integrity’

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) welcomes the publication today of ‘The Concordat to Support Research Integrity’. We see it as an important step in the journey towards improving research integrity and enhancing the UK’s world-class reputation for conducting exceptional and innovative research. Devised by Universities UK, Research Councils UK, the National Institute for Health […]

Jul
10
2012

Spotlight: QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s Quality Code sets out the Expectations that all providers of UK higher education are required to meet. Recently published, ‘Chapter 11: Research degrees’ of the Code sets out the expectation that a research environment should provide secure academic standards for learning about research approaches, methods, procedures and protocols. […]

Jul
9
2012

The Scientist reports on fabricated data in 172 papers

The Scientist reports that an investigating committee has concluded a researcher in Japan faked patient data on nearly 200 studies over the past 2 decades. The Scientist: Anesthesiologist Fabricates 172 Papers

Jul
6
2012

Retraction Watch reports on papers being retracted for citation manipulation

The excellent Retraction Watch blog reports on an interesting development: perhaps the first retraction of journal articles for deliberately adding references to manipulate the citation record. The report also contains links to the publisher’s statement on the matter and to articles on the phenomena of self-citation and so-called ‘citation cartels’ by Ben Goldacre of Bad […]

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