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Archives July 2013

Jul
29
2013

HEFCE publishes guidance on compliance with research integrity concordat

On 24th July, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) published the circular letter ‘Compliance with the Concordat to support research integrity.’ The publication follows HEFCE’s consultation which establishes that Concordat compliance is a condition for HEFCE grants. Institutions will be asked to demonstrate their compliance with the Concordat in their annual assurance statements, […]

Jul
21
2013

Research Councils UK publishes assurance questions for UK universities on research integrity

In 2012, UK research funders and other bodies published the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, setting out what actions they require employers and researchers to take in support of research integrity. The Concordat also describes how its authors will monitor the implementation of the new requirements: ‘To provide assurance over efforts to strengthen research integrity, […]

Jul
15
2013

PLOS ONE: study on the increase in scientific retractions

Following on from their previous research on research integrity, R. Grant Steen, Arturo Casadevall and Ferric C. Fang ask why number of scientific publications being retracted has risen sharply? Is it because flawed articles are being retracted more quickly or has there been an increase in the number of flawed articles being published? The study is available […]

Jul
3
2013

Spotlight: Global Research Council Statement of Principles on Research Integrity

The Global Research Council, a representative body for science and engineering funding agencies from around the world, has published a Statement of Principles on Research Integrity. The Statement describes the key responsibilities of research funders in supporting a culture of research integrity. Global Research Council: Statement of Principles on Research Integrity The Global Research Council […]

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