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Feb
10
2014

One-day workshop 1 April 2014 – ‘Authorship: Promoting good practice and resolving disputes’

UKRIO is pleased to open delegate registration for our upcoming workshop ‘Authorship: Promoting good practice and resolving disputes’, taking place on 1 April 2014 in central London Facilitating good practice in authorship is often challenging. Different disciplines have different norms, while the requirements of academic journals can vary a great deal. Career pressures can encourage […]

Jan
30
2014

Update – Research Ethics & Integrity: Upholding the highest standards of rigour

Dr Liz Wager and Dr Richard Smith of UKRIO’s Advisory Board will be speaking at ‘Research Ethics & Integrity: Upholding the highest standards of rigour’ on 26 February 2014. Hosted by Westminster Briefing, the conference will explore promoting research integrity and addressing research misconduct in the higher education sector. Further information on the event can […]

Jan
20
2014

RCUK publishes annual narrative statement on research integrity

Research Councils UK has published its first annual narrative statement on research integrity. Signatories to the Concordat to Support Research Integrity commit to produce such annual statements. This statement from RCUK covers the first year following the launch of the Concordat, July 2012 to June 2013. UKRIO welcomes RCUK’s publication of this statement. Not only does […]

Jul
29
2013

HEFCE publishes guidance on compliance with research integrity concordat

On 24th July, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) published the circular letter ‘Compliance with the Concordat to support research integrity.’ The publication follows HEFCE’s consultation which establishes that Concordat compliance is a condition for HEFCE grants. Institutions will be asked to demonstrate their compliance with the Concordat in their annual assurance statements, […]

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 […]

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