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Research integrity remains crucial in the COVID-19 crisis

ENRIO Statement: Research integrity even more important for research during a pandemic Research integrity remains crucial in the COVID-19 crisis, given the need for robust, evidence-based conclusions, according to the European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO). The COVID-19 pandemic has rightly stimulated much research, both of a medical and non-medical nature. Governments, institutions and the public expect from […]


Guest blog: 3 important things Research Ethics Committee (REC) members need to know about research involving animal use.

  Research Ethics Committees (RECs) exist within the UK “to apply a common set of principles and standards of ethical review for research” and Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Bodies (AWERBs) exist to perform a similar function with respect to licensed research involving animal use. (For more information regarding the role and work of AWERBs […]


Save the date: UKRIO’s 8th annual research integrity conference, Wednesday 6 May 2020

UKRIO’s eighth annual conference for UKRIO subscribers and invited guests will take place on Wednesday 6 May 2020. As in previous years, speakers from UKRIO and other experts in research integrity will discuss how to promote and sustain quality and high ethical standards in research, and how to avoid common issues and pitfalls, drawing on UKRIO’s unique […]


Would you like to contribute to a research study of research integrity in the UK?

Research England, on behalf of UKRI, have commissioned Vitae in partnership with the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) to conduct a study exploring what motivates researchers to maintain high standards of research integrity.   Steven Hill, Director of Research at Research England said: “Research integrity, broadly the conducting of research in a way that ensures […]


Would you like to contribute to a landscape study of research integrity

From the Vitae website: Vitae in partnership with UKRIO have been commissioned by Research England, on behalf of UKRI to undertake a research integrity landscape study. This project will consider the effects of incentives in the research system on researcher behaviour in the context of research integrity, how these incentives are perceived by different stakeholders […]


Guest blog: Digital Badge in Responsible Conduct of Research at the University College Cork, Ireland

Digital Badge in Responsible Conduct of Research Research Integrity (RI) is critical to the international research landscape. University College Cork (UCC) is committed to ensuring that the highest standards in Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) are adhered to within its research community. To embed and foster the principles, key elements and core skills of RI […]


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’?  […]

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