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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 […]

Dec
6
2012

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity: new services for UKRIO subscribers

UKRIO is a supporter of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity. We see it as an important step in the journey towards improving research integrity and enhancing the UK’s world-class reputation for conducting exceptional and innovative research. We are expanding our programme of work to include activities that will support researchers and organisations in meeting […]

Oct
26
2012

Paid internship at UKRIO

The UK Research Integrity Office is seeking to appoint a graduate or postgraduate intern to assist with the further development of new services for its subscribers. This is a paid internship, at a rate of £8.30/hour, based at UKRIO’s offices on the campus of the University of Sussex. The role is part-time, initially two days […]

Oct
1
2012

UKRIO responds to ‘Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications’

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) today published a comprehensive review of retracted research papers in biomedicine and the life sciences. The study, which looked at over 2,000 biomedical and life science papers listed by the PubMed database as retracted, found that roughly two-thirds of retractions were because of fraud or suspected […]

Sep
13
2012

UKRIO responds to ‘MMR and the development of a research governance framework in UCL’

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) welcomes today’s statement from University College London (UCL) on the steps it has taken in recent years to improve its research governance systems. UKRIO assisted with this process and recognises the work UCL has done to strengthen its mechanisms for safeguarding research participants and ensuring the quality and ethical […]

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