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Additional speakers announced for UKRIO 2019 conference


Delegate registration for this event has now closed. Please contact us if you would like to go on the waiting list in case any places become available.

Held in central London, the conference will address how to support a culture of high quality and ethical research. We will discuss how to respond to common issues and pitfalls and provide an update for new developments within the sector. With a range of expert speakers such as Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, and representatives from UKRIO, we hope to draw on our extensive experience and knowledge to provide an informative and interesting conference.

Also speaking will be Susan Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Canadian Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research. Given the proposals to introduce oversight measures for research integrity in the UK that draw on systems already in use in Canada and elsewhere, we are sure that this will be a fascinating session.

The current programme for the event is available here. Information on the parallel sessions can be found here.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sir Patrick Vallance FRS FMedSci FRCP, Government Chief Scientific Adviser
  • Susan Zimmerman, Executive Director, Canadian Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Professor Leanne Hodson, Professor of Metabolic Physiology/BHF Senior Research Fellow in Basic Science, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford
  • Professor Deborah Ashby OBE, Director of the School of Public Health, Imperial College London; President of the Royal Statistical Society
  • Jennifer Evans, Senior Research Manager, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
  • Professor Jacob George, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Therapeutics at University of Dundee and R&D Director for East of Scotland
  • Professor Sarah Harper CBE, University of Oxford; Trustee, UKRIO
  • Rowena Lamb, Head of Research Integrity, University College London
  • Dr Rhys Morgan, Head of Policy, Integrity and Governance, Research Strategy Office, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Elaine Morley, Senior Policy Advisor, UK Research and Innovation
  • Professor Marcus Munafò, UK Reproducibility Network; Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bristol
  • Dr Nikki Osborne, Responsible Research in Practice; UKRIO Adviser
  • James Parry, Chief Executive, UKRIO
  • Samuel Roseveare, Policy Manager, Universities UK
  • Professor Sir Bernard Silverman, Chair, UKRIO; former Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser
  • Dr Magdalena Skipper, Editor-in-Chief, Nature
  • Dr Sanna Kaisa Spoof, Secretary General, Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK; Chair, European Network of Research Integrity Offices
  • Dr Anne Taylor, Head of Grants Operations, Wellcome Trust
  • Dr Birgit Whitman, Head of Research Governance and Integrity, University of Birmingham


Our conference will also provide delegates the opportunity to discuss issues that matter to them and share their own experiences. Adding to the normal conference programme, we plan to host a drinks reception with canapes at the end of the conference between 16.30-18.00. This will be a networking opportunity and, weather permitting, will be held in the Royal College of Physician’s garden of medicinal plants.


Our 2019 conference will be of interest to anyone with responsibilities for:

  • The promotion of good research practice and research integrity issues within their institution.
  • The management, leadership and development of researchers.
  • How to embed and sustain a culture of good research practice within research teams and organisations.
  • Research ethics, research governance and publication ethics.
  • Ensuring the reliability and reproducibility of research.
  • Addressing concerns about the reliability of research, from human error to allegations of research misconduct.


Further information, including how to book your place, can be found here.

Delegate registration for this event has now closed. Please contact us if you would like to go on the waiting list in case any places become available.

Please note that this event is for members of UKRIO subscriber institutions only. Institutions which subscribe to UKRIO are offered one complimentary place at the conference for their organisation, with additional places available at £75 per person on a first come, first served basis.

If you are not sure if your organisation is a subscriber, a list can be accessed here. If your institution would like to learn more about the benefits of supporting UKRIO, please contact us.

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