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Sep
5
2011

BBC News, Nature and Retraction Watch report on journal editor’s resignation

As reported by BBC News, Nature, Retraction Watch and others, Wolfgang Wagner, the editor of Remote Sensing, has resigned, stating that his journal should not have published a controversial paper on climate change. He discusses his resignation in an editorial.

Aug
3
2011

PLoS Medicine discusses how to prevent ‘ghostwriting’

A fascinating article by Professors Stern and Leemens of the University of Toronto on the practice of ‘ghostwriting’ of medical journal articles. They argue that a legal approach could be more effective at prevent ghostwriting and so-called ‘guest authors’ who are listed as authors on ghostwritten articles even though they do not fulfill criteria for […]

Jul
28
2011

Publication of House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s report on peer review

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has published the report of its inquiry into peer review in scientific publications. The inquiry concludes that in order to allow others to repeat and build on experiments, researchers should aim for the gold standard of making their data fully disclosed and made publicly available. It also […]

Jul
28
2011

Nature discusses the need to be alert for signs of research fraud

Nature discusses a case of misconduct in research and how vigilance over early signs of misconduct is crucial to tackling scientific fraud.

Jul
28
2011

UKRIO responds to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s report on peer review

UKRIO has responded to the report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into peer review in scientific publications. UKRIO response to the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into peer review. The report of the inquiry is available from the Science and Technology Committee’s website. For further information on the views of […]

Jul
27
2011

Publication of the report of the independent Review of Research Using Non-Human Primates

The independent Review of Research Using Non-Human Primates, led by Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS, has published its report. The Review was commissioned and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust following the recommendation of a 2006 Working Group chaired by Sir David Weatherall that […]

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 […]

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