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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 […]

Dec
8
2010

The Cochrane Library: The role of Cochrane Review authors in exposing research and publication misconduct

A very interesting and most welcome report from a workshop on the problems of detecting research misconduct held at the recent Joint Colloquium of the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations.

Dec
6
2010

Relocation of the UK Research Integrity Office

UKRIO today transfers from its host organisation, Universities UK, and becomes a company limited by guarantee. There will be no break in the continuity of UKRIO’s services and it will continue to provide independent and expert advice to research organisations, researchers and the public. Neither our change in status nor our relocation will compromise the […]

Oct
20
2010

National Research Ethics Service: Publication of student research guidance

A comprehensive guidance document on student research is now available on the NRES website. This collates and updates previous guidance on this subject from NRES, as well as relevant guidance developed in consultation with the NHS R&D Forum within the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS). The guidance is designed to assist students in preparing applications […]

Oct
10
2010

UKRIO responds to Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine editorial and article on research misconduct

We have written to JRSM to correct several errors concerning UKRIO that appear in a recent editorial and article on research misconduct. Our letter of correction¬†as we¬†understand it, will be published in due course. We are grateful to JRSM for allowing us to set the record straight. Despite the unfortunate errors, the articles are fascinating […]

Oct
1
2010

Publication of UKRIO Information Note: Guidance for researchers on retractions in academic journals

UKRIO and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) have produced an information note to raise awareness of the proper criteria for retractions in academic journals and remind researchers that good practice in research includes reporting concerns about the conduct of research, including its publication and dissemination. It is important that all involved in research are […]

Sep
26
2010

Publication of the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity

The principles and responsibilities set out in the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity represent the first international effort to encourage the development of unified policies, guidelines and codes of conduct, with the long-range goal of fostering greater integrity in research worldwide. The ‘Statement is the product of the collective efforts of the 340 individuals from […]

Sep
14
2010

UKRIO responds to the second call for evidence of the Academy of Medical Sciences’ review of the regulation and governance of medical research

UKRIO welcomes this opportunity to use its unique experience and expertise to contribute to the review of the regulation and governance of medical research by the Academy of Medical Sciences, in particular the proposal of placing responsibility for different aspects of medical research regulation within a ‘single research regulator’. We fully support attempts to improve […]

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