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Dec
21
2016

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 […]

May
3
2016

Forthcoming publications: UKRIO guidance notes

To supplement our core publications – our code of practice for research and our research misconduct investigation procedure – UKRIO is publishing a series of guidance notes on specific aspects of academic, scientific and medical research. As well as providing useful guidance, for researchers, the guidance notes can  be used by organisations to raise awareness, as material for […]

Feb
17
2016

Position statement on research involving security-sensitive material

Research involving security-sensitive research material raises a number of issues for researchers and research organisations. These include legal matters, questions about IT specifications related to the storage of such material, and issues of research ethics and research integrity. UKRIO has produced a short position statement setting out its views on the issues  of research integrity […]

Dec
22
2014

Medical Research Council launches good research practice e-learning module

The MRC’s e-learning package on good research practice is now live on the MRC Regulatory Support Centre web site where anyone can use it (you will need to register first). The module, which includes case studies from UKRIO, will be of particular interest to MRC grant-holders and employees but contains themes that we feel are […]

Oct
31
2014

New case study pack for UKRIO subscribers

The latest in a series of case study packs has just been circulated to UKRIO subscriber institutions. Based on real-life situations, the case studies set out recurring or notable issues and problems which have been brought to our attention. We have found that they are an excellent way to raise awareness of research integrity and […]

Jun
18
2014

New guidance for UKRIO subscribers: Self-Assessment Tool for the Concordat to Support Research Integrity

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity sets out five key commitments on research integrity. The major funders of research and universities in the UK now require compliance with the Concordat as a condition of their grants. It can be challenging to put high-level statements on research standards into practice and many institutions and researchers have asked UKRIO […]

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, […]

Jul
3
2013

Spotlight: Global Research Council Statement of Principles on Research Integrity

The Global Research Council, a representative body for science and engineering funding agencies from around the world, has published a Statement of Principles on Research Integrity. The Statement describes the key responsibilities of research funders in supporting a culture of research integrity. Global Research Council: Statement of Principles on Research Integrity The Global Research Council […]

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