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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 […]

Aug
17
2012

British Medical Journal calls for greater support for UKRIO

In an editorial today, the British Medical Journal calls for UK research funders and others to do more to tackle research misconduct and for UKRIO to receive long-term funding. Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief of BMJ, said that UK research funders should make provision for independent support, advice and monitoring and that they could do this by ensuring […]

Jul
12
2012

Research integrity in the UK: the need to avoid complacency

In Times Higher Education, Michael Farthing, Vice-Chair of UKRIO, discusses the recent history of UK approaches to research integrity, the work of UKRIO and how the research community must avoid complacency on these issues, both now and in the future. Times Higher Education: Keep It Real The article is one of several on research integrity […]

Jul
10
2012

UKRIO welcomes the publication of ‘The Concordat to Support Research Integrity’

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) welcomes the publication today 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. Devised by Universities UK, Research Councils UK, the National Institute for Health […]

May
11
2012

UKRIO responds to draft Research Integrity Concordat

UKRIO has responded to the consultation on the draft ‘Concordat to Support Research Integrity’. We welcome the Concordat and hope it signals a collective determination to show that the UK research community understands the pressures which undermine sound science and remains a champion of research integrity. Our response poses a number of a number of […]

Feb
16
2012

UKRIO welcomes widespread support for its work in ‘A Consensus Statement on Research Misconduct in the UK’

The UK Research Integrity Office welcomes the publication today of ‘A Consensus Statement on Research Misconduct in the UK’. UKRIO agrees that the UK’s mechanisms for ensuring good research practice need to be sustained and strengthened. We particularly welcome the Statement’s support for UKRIO and the recognition that our work deserves wider support from the […]

Jan
30
2012

Update on our move to a wider pool of funders and supporters

UKRIO continues to receive a positive response to its new model of funding. More than half of the Russell Group of UK universities has now agreed to support UKRIO. Universities supporting UKRIO include Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, King’s College London, Liverpool,  Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, University College London and Warwick, as well as other research-intensive universities and those […]

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