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Jan
4
2012

Nature discusses how to stop plagiarism in scientific publishing

Nature reports how plagiarism can be easily detected by suitable software but is still a problem. Ten experts discuss how to prevent plagiarism. Nature: Science publishing – How to stop plagiarism (subscription required)

Jan
4
2012

BBC Radio 4 Today discusses whether all medical research should be published

Further to the British Medical Journal’s discussions on how the biomedical research community selectively publishes clinical trials results, BMJ editor-in-chief Fiona Godlee and neuroscientist Professor Colin Blakemore explore whether all medical research should be published to avoid giving an inaccurate picture. A podcast of the discussion can be downloaded from the BBC website: BBC Radio 4 […]

Jan
3
2012

UKRIO responds to British Medical Journal feature on research misconduct

We welcome BMJ’s continuing focus on research misconduct but a recent feature contains serious errors concerning UKRIO. Our response can be found here and we are grateful to BMJ for allowing us to set the record straight. British Medical Journal: Reported inaccuracies about the UK Research Integrity Office

Jan
3
2012

NEJM discusses copyright and open access

The New England Journal of Medicine reports on developments that suggest that clinicians and researchers need to be more aware of copyright and related issues. NEJM: Copyright and Open Access at the Bedside

Dec
29
2011

Nature Neuroscience on investigating research misconduct

Nature Neuroscience discusses the need to ensure that there is a clear, transparent process for investigating and reporting accusations of scientific misconduct. Nature Neuroscience: Overseeing Research Integrity

Dec
29
2011

British Medical Journal discusses how different countries address research misconduct

The BMJ has published an overview of different countries’ approaches to addressing issues of research integrity (subscription required). The original online version of the article contained serious errors concerning UKRIO. Our response can be found here and we are grateful to BMJ for allowing us to set the record straight. UKRIO response to British Medical […]

Dec
12
2011

Update on UKRIO’s move to a wider pool of funders and supporters

UKRIO has received a positive response to its new model of funding. Institutions which have agreed to support UKRIO include research-intensive universities such as Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, King’s College London, Liverpool,  Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, University College London and Warwick, as well as institutions which are still developing their research portfolios. Some of these organisations have used […]

Oct
18
2011

Government and Research Councils UK respond to peer review inquiry

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has published the responses from the Government and Research Councils UK to its inquiry into peer review on scientific publications. The responses can be viewed as appendices to the Committee’s report or separately online: Report on peer review in scientific publications, with responses (PDF) Government response to the […]

Oct
17
2011

Expansion of Register of Advisers: volunteers wanted to collaborate with UKRIO

UKRIO is currently seeking nominations from interested persons with experience in the field of research integrity to join its Register of Advisers. Our volunteer Advisers play a vital role in UKRIO’s work, including helping shape the responses to requests for our assistance on issues of research practice, contributing to our guidance publications and education and training […]

Sep
16
2011

JISC: Research integrity conference – the importance of good data managment

On 13th September 2011, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) held a conference to discuss the importance of integrity in research data and the variety of challenges facing institutions and researchers. UKRIO contributed to the strand on institutional challenges, with James Parry, Acting Head of UKRIO, discussing the issues as seen from our unique perspective […]

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