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New guidance from UKRIO: authorship in academic publications

UKRIO has published a guidance note on good practice in the authorship of research publications. The publication is available for download on our website: UKRIO Good practice in research: authorship   Written by Dr Elizabeth Wager, former Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), this guidance note focuses on good practice in the authorship […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]

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