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UKRIO training workshop for Research Ethics Committee members – 27 May 2020

Research Ethics Committee Members Regional Workshop – Hosted by University of St Andrews 10am – 4pm, Wednesday 27 March 2020 UKRIO offers a range of training sessions for members of research ethics committees (RECs) and researchers. As well as bespoke sessions for individual UKRIO subscriber institutions, we are also holding workshops which can be attended by REC Chairs […]


Guest blog: Penny Hawkins and Maggy Jennings, RSPCA Research Animals Department

Ethical oversight…? Time to reflect on the meaning of ethical review on research involving animals.     The new UKRIO primer on research involving animals rightly emphasises the need for ‘ethical oversight’ within responsible research conduct, but when, where and how is this done?  Are all current research review and decision-making processes really ‘considering ethics’?  […]


New primer document from UKRIO: research integrity in research involving animals

UKRIO has published a primer document on research integrity in research involving animals. The publication is available to download on our website: UKRIO Research Integrity – a primer on research involving animals V1.0   Written by Dr Nikki Osborne, Responsible Research in Practice, this primer focuses on responsible conduct, good governance and ethical oversight of […]


UKRIO and the Royal Society launch Integrity in Practice toolkit

            Integrity in Practice is a resource developed by UKRIO and the Royal Society as part of their collaborative work on research culture. It is a toolkit for those who wish to continue to improve research integrity and support a positive research culture within their organisation. Integrity is an essential […]


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and research integrity: some resources

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018. The introduction of this legislation has implication for all who process, hold or manage personal data, including researchers and research organisations. UKRIO’s future work streams include publications exploring GDPR and research integrity. Meanwhile, those involved in research may find the following resources helpful: […]


Self-Assessment Tool for The Concordat To Support Research Integrity

Devised by the UK Government, Universities UK and major funding agencies, The Concordat to Support Research Integrity sets out five commitments that those engaged in research should make to help ensure that the highest standards of rigour and integrity are maintained. These key commitments apply to researchers, their employers and funding bodies alike. The major funders […]


New UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research

The Health Research Authority has published a new UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research. This Framework applies to health and social care research involving patients, service users or their relatives or carers. Developed by the Health Research Authority and the health departments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, it replaces the separate […]


Royal Society publishes statement on research integrity

The Royal Society has published a statement on research integrity. The statement sets out key principles and expected behaviours regarding research integrity, research ethics and addressing research misconduct. It covers Fellows of the Royal Society and any individuals or institutions in receipt of grants from the Society. The statement notes that researcher behaviours and practices […]


Revised edition of European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity published

UKRIO welcomes the publication today of the updated European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. Providing a framework for safeguarding and enhancing research integrity across the European research community, the document has been updated to reflect new ways of how research is funded and regulated; changes in the way research projects are conducted, managed and disseminated; and […]


New guidance from UKRIO: internet-mediated research

UKRIO has published a guidance note that explores issues of research integrity and ethical considerations applicable to internet-mediated research. The publication is available for download on our website: UKRIO Guidance note: internet-mediated research It is unsurprising that an increasing number of researchers are choosing the internet as a tool for data collection, for recruitment and […]

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