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The Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Nov
23
2016

UKRIO responds to review of The Concordat to Support Research Integrity

UKRIO welcomes the report by Universities UK into the implementation and impact of The Concordat to Support Research Integrity. It highlights the vital work being carried out by the UK research community to safeguard research integrity, essential to maintain high standards in research and enhance the UK’s international reputation. The progress report recognises UKRIO as […]

May
13
2016

2016 annual conference: presentations now available

Our fourth annual research integrity conference focused on how to support a culture of high quality and ethical research. Speakers, such as Sir Malcolm Grant, former President and Provost of University College London,  discussed how to respond to common issues and pitfalls, while UKRIO and invited guests provided an update for new developments within the sector, such […]

May
3
2016

Update: UKRIO Self-Assessment Tool for The Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Universities UK has undertaken a review of The Concordat to Support Research Integrity on behalf of its signatories. UUK’s review has focussed on the ways in which the Concordat has been implemented by universities and the strengths and weaknesses evident in the approach, as well as the views of stakeholders on challenges and progress since the publication […]

Mar
20
2015

UKRIO annual conference 13 May 2015: update on confirmed speakers

Delegate registration is still open for UKRIO’s 2015 annual conference, taking place on Wednesday 13 May 2015 at the Kensington Close Hotel, London W8 5SP. Held in central London, the conference will address how to promote and sustain good research practice and a culture of research integrity. We will discuss how to respond to common […]

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 […]

Apr
1
2014

Research Councils UK updates Concordat assurance questions

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, Research […]

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, […]

Jun
16
2013

The Independent ‘The bad science scandal’ – with response from Universities UK

Updated 21st June: The Independent reports on steps that the UK is apparently taking to ensure high standards in research integrity. However, a response from Universities UK describes the article as ‘somewhat alarmist and misleading’ The Independent: The bad science scandal: how fact-fabrication is damaging UK’s global name for research Universities UK: Misleading articles on […]

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