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Jul
28
2011

UKRIO responds to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s report on peer review

UKRIO has responded to the report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into peer review in scientific publications. UKRIO response to the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into peer review. The report of the inquiry is available from the Science and Technology Committee’s website. For further information on the views of […]

Jul
19
2011

UKRIO moves toward a wider pool of funders and supporters

UKRIO is implementing a subscription model to ensure that our key users – universities, NHS bodies, charities and private sector organisations – and their researchers continue to have the benefit of our vital services. This is in accordance with the original proposal for UKRIO, which indicated we should move to a wider pool of funders […]

Jul
7
2011

UKRIO responds to Times Higher Education article on research integrity

We have written to Times Higher Education in response to comments made about our work in a recent article on research integrity in the UK. Our letter can be found here and we are grateful to THE  for allowing us to set the record straight. UKRIO letter to Times Higher Education 7 July 2011

May
20
2011

UKRIO gives evidence to parliamentary inquiry into peer review

On 11th May, Dr Liz Wager gave evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee as part of its on-going inquiry into peer review. As well as speaking on behalf of UKRIO, Liz also gave evidence relating to the work of the Committee on Publication Ethics, of which she is Chair. Also giving […]

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 […]

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
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
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 […]

Oct
1
2010

Publication of UKRIO Information Note: Guidance for researchers on retractions in academic journals

UKRIO and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) have produced an information note to raise awareness of the proper criteria for retractions in academic journals and remind researchers that good practice in research includes reporting concerns about the conduct of research, including its publication and dissemination. It is important that all involved in research are […]

Sep
14
2010

UKRIO responds to the second call for evidence of the Academy of Medical Sciences’ review of the regulation and governance of medical research

UKRIO welcomes this opportunity to use its unique experience and expertise to contribute to the review of the regulation and governance of medical research by the Academy of Medical Sciences, in particular the proposal of placing responsibility for different aspects of medical research regulation within a ‘single research regulator’. We fully support attempts to improve […]

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