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UKRIO is a small charity, staffed almost entirely by volunteers. The many successes of our organisation could not have been achieved without their generous and expert support. Some volunteers sit on our Board of Trustees or our Advisory Board, the bodies that oversee UKRIO’s strategy and work programme, while others become UKRIO Advisers.
UKRIO is actively recruiting volunteers for our Register of Advisers. We are seeking professionals with experience in providing support and guidance to individuals or institutions on research integrity matters. This offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to UKRIO’s shaping of research integrity policy in the UK and to help people faced with challenges to good research practice.
We draw upon our Advisers when responding to questions and concerns about the conduct of research. These volunteers play a vital and varied role in supporting UKRIO’s Advisory Service, helping to ensure that we can offer expert guidance on the best ways to support good research practice and address poor practice and misconduct. Most of their work is conducted remotely and we ensure that Advisers are not overburdened by allocating enquiries carefully and proportionately. UKRIO recognises the invaluable contribution made by the people who volunteer to support it; Advisers are always free to decline assignments without losing the goodwill of the organisation.
Advisers give their time to UKRIO pro bono and are not employees of the organisation. We pay reasonable expenses incurred by Advisers in the course of supporting UKRIO. Appropriate insurances and indemnities have been obtained to cover volunteers, including Advisers, when acting on behalf of UKRIO.
Further information on the work of UKRIO’s Advisers, including their Code of Conduct and UKRIO’s procedures for responding to requests for assistance, can be found here:
If you would be interested in volunteering as an Adviser, please send a CV and a brief summary of your experience with issues of research integrity to firstname.lastname@example.org. All enquiries will be treated with the strictest confidence.