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Archives October 2012

Oct
31
2012

Registration for World Conference on Research Integrity opens

Registration for the third World Conference on Research Integrity, taking place 5-8 May 2013 in Montreal, opens today. The first two World Conferences, held in Lisbon and Singapore respectively, made invaluable contributions to the promotion of research integrity and brought together professionals from across the globe to share experiences, lessons learned and best practice. Delegates at […]

Oct
30
2012

Counterbalanced blog: Q&A on research misconduct with Dr Ginny Barbour

The interesting Counterbalanced blog, which takes a look at science headlines in the news and examines the headlines behind them, has posted a fascinating Q&A session with Dr Ginny Barbour, Chief Editor of PLOS Medicine, Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics and a member of UKRIO’s Advisory Board. Counterbalanced – Fixing the Fraud: Q&A […]

Oct
26
2012

Paid internship at UKRIO

The UK Research Integrity Office is seeking to appoint a graduate or postgraduate intern to assist with the further development of new services for its subscribers. This is a paid internship, at a rate of £8.30/hour, based at UKRIO’s offices on the campus of the University of Sussex. The role is part-time, initially two days […]

Oct
22
2012

Registration for World Conference on Research Integrity opens on 31 October

Registration for the third World Conference on Research Integrity, to be held 5-8 May 2013 in Montreal, opens on 31 October 2012. The first two World Conferences, held in Lisbon and Singapore respectively, made invaluable contributions to the promotion of research integrity and brought together professionals from across the globe to share experiences, lessons learned and best practice. […]

Oct
19
2012

SpotOn London 2012: discussion session on research misconduct

The Counterbalanced science blog reports that it will be co-ordinating a discussion session on research misconduct at SpotOn London next month. SpotOn London is an annual two-day conference hosted by nature.com for anyone interested in how science is communicated and carried out online. This year’s event is taking place 11-12 November at the Wellcome Collection […]

Oct
17
2012

World Science Academies publish guidance to promote good research practice

The InterAcademy Council and IAP – the global network of science academies – have published ‘Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise’, the first product of their joint project on scientific integrity. The representative international organisations of the world’s national scientific academies, the InterAcademy Council and IAP hope that their new guidance will provide clarity […]

Oct
9
2012

European Research Council adopts new Scientific Misconduct Strategy

The European Research Council (ERC) has adopted a new Scientific Misconduct Strategy to safeguard research integrity in ERC-funded projects. In a press release, the ERC’s Scientific Council – its governing body – stated that the strategy aims ‘to detect and vigorously treat… any suspected breach of research integrity concerning an ERC applicant or project.’ It […]

Oct
1
2012

UKRIO responds to ‘Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications’

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) today published a comprehensive review of retracted research papers in biomedicine and the life sciences. The study, which looked at over 2,000 biomedical and life science papers listed by the PubMed database as retracted, found that roughly two-thirds of retractions were because of fraud or suspected […]

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