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Archives June 2013

Jun
24
2013

Publication of draft Montreal Statement on research integrity

In May, the third World Conference on Research Integrity took place in Montreal. Delegates from many countries discussed how to promote integrity in academic, scientific and medical research, and guard against poor practice and fraud. Professor Michael Farthing, Vice-Chair of UKRIO, delivered one of the keynote addresses and Dr Liz Wager of our Advisory Board presented recent […]

Jun
16
2013

The Independent ‘The bad science scandal’ – with response from Universities UK

Updated 21st June: The Independent reports on steps that the UK is apparently taking to ensure high standards in research integrity. However, a response from Universities UK describes the article as ‘somewhat alarmist and misleading’ The Independent: The bad science scandal: how fact-fabrication is damaging UK’s global name for research Universities UK: Misleading articles on […]

Jun
6
2013

Workshop on research misconduct at the University of Birmingham 25 June 2013

On 25 June, the University of  Birmingham will host a workshop on ‘Medical/Scientific Misconduct and Research Culture – contributions from law and humanities.’ Speakers will explore various interdisciplinary and policy dimensions of law’s response to the topical problem of misconduct in medical research. Further information is available on the university’s website: Workshop: Medical/Scientific Misconduct and […]

Jun
6
2013

HEFCE to require compliance with research integrity Concordat

Times Higher Education reports that the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) will make compliance with the Concordat to Support Research Integrity a condition of its grants to higher education institutions. The requirement will come into force from the 2013-14 academic year onwards. According to the article, institutions will not have to demonstrate full […]

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