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Jul
19
2011

UKRIO moves toward a wider pool of funders and supporters

UKRIO is implementing a subscription model to ensure that our key users – universities, NHS bodies, charities and private sector organisations – and their researchers continue to have the benefit of our vital services. This is in accordance with the original proposal for UKRIO, which indicated we should move to a wider pool of funders […]

Jul
7
2011

UKRIO responds to Times Higher Education article on research integrity

We have written to Times Higher Education in response to comments made about our work in a recent article on research integrity in the UK. Our letter can be found here and we are grateful to THE  for allowing us to set the record straight. UKRIO letter to Times Higher Education 7 July 2011

May
20
2011

UKRIO gives evidence to parliamentary inquiry into peer review

On 11th May, Dr Liz Wager gave evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee as part of its on-going inquiry into peer review. As well as speaking on behalf of UKRIO, Liz also gave evidence relating to the work of the Committee on Publication Ethics, of which she is Chair. Also giving […]

May
1
2011

Science and Technology Select Committee: Government response to its report on ‘The Reviews into the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit’

The Science and Technology Committee has received a response from the Government to its inquiry into the reviews into the emails of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit. The Government’s response can be found here. The Science and Technology Committee’s earlier report is available here, along with information on its work and additional […]

Apr
29
2011

European Science Foundation: European Peer Review Guide

Another publication from ESF, the European Peer Review Guide are the first international guidelines for the peer review of research grants, describing principles for safeguarding fairness and credibility in peer review. The ‘Guide is a joint effort by more than 30 national funding and performing organisations from 23 countries, the European Research Council, the European […]

Apr
26
2011

European Science Foundation: The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

The ESF Member Organisation Forum on Research Integrity working with All European Academies (ALLEA) have published the consensus document The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. This valuable document addresses good practice, poor practice and misconduct in science, providing a reference point for researchers. The Code represents agreement across 30 countries on a set […]

Mar
11
2011

Science and Technology Select Committee: New inquiry into peer review

The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee have launched an inquiry into peer review. The Committee invites evidence on the operation and effectiveness of the peer review process. The Committee welcomes submissions from scientists whose material has been peer reviewed, those who commission peer reviews and those who carry out peer review. The […]

Mar
8
2011

UKRIO submission to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into peer review

UKRIO welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry examining the peer review process. Given the major role that peer review plays in the examination of the quality of research findings prior to publication and the evaluation of research grant applications as part of the selection process for an award, it […]

Mar
5
2011

Academy of Medical Sciences: A new pathway for the regulation and governance of health research

The report of the Academy’s review of the regulation and governance of health research, chaired by Sir Michael Rawlins, has been published. The review was convened in response to an invitation by Government to review the governance and regulation of health research in the UK involving human participants, tissue or personal data. The review’s recommendations […]

Jan
21
2011

UKRIO responds to British Medical Journal editorial and article on research misconduct

We have written to BMJ to clarify certain statements concerning UKRIO which appear in a recent editorial and article on research misconduct. Our letter can be found here and we are grateful to BMJ for allowing us to set the record straight. The editorial and article are fascinating reading and we welcome their publication as […]

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