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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 […]

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 […]

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