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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 […]

Sep
7
2010

UKRIO responds to the publication of the final report of the UK Research Integrity Futures Working Group

UKRIO has responded to the publication of the final report of the UK Research Integrity Futures Working Group, chaired by Professor Dame Janet Finch. The Group was established in the spring of 2009 to consider the existing arrangements for research integrity support in the UK and the nature of any new arrangements from 2010. UKRIO […]

Jul
7
2010

UKRIO responds to Sir Muir Russell’s Independent Climate Change E-mails Review

UKRIO has responded to the publication of the Independent Climate Change E-mails Review, chaired by Sir Muir Russell. The Review was established in December 2009 after approximately 1,000 emails from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia were published online without authorisation. UKRIO response to Sir Muir Russell’s Independent Climate Change Emails […]

Apr
5
2010

University of Edinburgh adopts UKRIO’s Code of Practice for Research

The research community has responded very positively to the publication of UKRIO’s Code of Practice for Research, a reference tool to support researchers and research organisations in the conduct of research of the highest quality. We regularly receive enquiries from individuals and institutional representatives on its use and adoption. The University of Edinburgh recently announced […]

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