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Jul
21
2013

Research Councils UK publishes assurance questions for UK universities on research integrity

In 2012, UK research funders and other bodies published the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, setting out what actions they require employers and researchers to take in support of research integrity. The Concordat also describes how its authors will monitor the implementation of the new requirements: ‘To provide assurance over efforts to strengthen research integrity, […]

Jun
24
2013

Publication of draft Montreal Statement on research integrity

In May, the third World Conference on Research Integrity took place in Montreal. Delegates from many countries discussed how to promote integrity in academic, scientific and medical research, and guard against poor practice and fraud. Professor Michael Farthing, Vice-Chair of UKRIO, delivered one of the keynote addresses and Dr Liz Wager of our Advisory Board presented recent […]

Jun
6
2013

HEFCE to require compliance with research integrity Concordat

Times Higher Education reports that the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) will make compliance with the Concordat to Support Research Integrity a condition of its grants to higher education institutions. The requirement will come into force from the 2013-14 academic year onwards. According to the article, institutions will not have to demonstrate full […]

May
5
2013

UKRIO at World Conference on Research Integrity

On 5th May, the city of Montreal will host the third World Conference on Research Integrity. Professor Michael Farthing, Vice-Chair of UKRIO, will give one of the keynote addresses at the Conference, while Dr Liz Wager of our Advisory Board will present recent research. Colleagues from the European Network of Research Integrity Offices, of which […]

Apr
19
2013

UKRIO Annual Conference report now available

UKRIO held the first Annual Conference for its subscribers on Wednesday 6 March 2013, at the offices of CMS Cameron McKenna in the City of London. Speakers from UKRIO and other experts in research integrity discussed how to promote and sustain good research practice and how to avoid common issues and pitfalls. The underlying theme […]

Mar
8
2013

UKRIO responds to HEFCE consultation on research integrity concordat

UKRIO has responded to the consultation by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) on whether compliance with the Concordat to Support Research Integrity should become a condition of its grants to higher education institutions. We agree that demonstrating compliance with the Concordat should be integrated into HEFCE’s existing reporting requirements. As with the […]

Mar
6
2013

UKRIO holds its inaugural Annual Conference

UKRIO today welcomes its subscribers and invited guests to its first Annual Conference, at the offices of CMS Cameron McKenna in the City of London. Speakers from UKRIO and other experts in research integrity will be discussing how to promote and sustain good research practice and how to avoid common issues and pitfalls. We will […]

Feb
22
2013

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into clinical trials

UKRIO is responding to the inquiry by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee into clinical trials and the disclosure of trial data. The inquiry includes questions about the proposed changes to the European Clinical Trials Directive; the role of the Health Research Authority; and the debate about the transparency and disclosure of clinical […]

Feb
5
2013

UKRIO supports the AllTrials petition

UKRIO is pleased to support the AllTrials petition. Since our inception, we have stressed that all research should be conducted to the highest standards of honesty, accuracy, integrity and accountability. The AllTrials initiative is a chance for the research community and the public to bring about real change. It is is essential to retain the […]

Jan
15
2013

Inaugural annual conference for UKRIO subscribers

UKRIO will hold the first Annual Conference for its subscribers on Wednesday 6 March 2013, at the offices of CMS Cameron McKenna in the City of London. Speakers from UKRIO and other experts in research integrity will discuss how to promote and sustain good research practice and how to avoid common issues and pitfalls. The […]

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