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Jun
3
2020

UKRIO research integrity webinar 10 June: publication ethics

DELEGATE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW OPEN UKRIO research integrity webinar: publication ethics 10am – 12 noon, Wednesday 10 June 2020 Delegate price: free Publication ethics involves many different areas. In this webinar, our speakers will focus on three of the most pressing and problematic, outlining issues researchers and their institutions need to be […]

May
12
2020

Coronavirus/COVID-19 update

UKRIO continues to follow advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Government. Our premises will remain closed for the foreseeable future, with UKRIO’s staff and volunteers working from home. UKRIO is still operating and it is business as usual, with support and services that we normally provide face-to-face being delivered through other means. […]

Apr
30
2020

UKRIO research integrity webinar 6 May: sector update

DELEGATE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW OPEN UKRIO research integrity webinar: sector update 10am – 12 noon, Wednesday 6 May 2020 Delegate price: free   Overview This is the first in the series of monthly webinars from the UK Research Integrity Office on research integrity and related issues. Our first webinar, 10:00-12:00 on 6 […]

Apr
16
2020

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 […]

Apr
8
2020

New guidance: Research Ethics Support and Review in Research Organisations

Today the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) and the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) publish Research Ethics Support and Review in Research Organisations, to support the research community in achieving high standards of research ethics review. The guidance offers benchmark policies and processes which organisations can use to create, revise or audit institutional […]

Mar
20
2020

UKRIO annual conference postponed until 16 October

UKRIO’s annual conference scheduled for 6 May 2020 has been postponed. It will now be taking place on Friday 16 October 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE. All bookings for 6 May will be transferred to the new conference date. If you are unable to attend or […]

Mar
17
2020

UKRIO response to Coronavirus/COVID19

In light of yesterday’s statement from the Prime Minister and advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Government, UKRIO’s premises have now been closed for the foreseeable future. However, UKRIO is still operating and it is business as usual.   If you need to contact us, please use email or the contact form […]

Mar
6
2020

Government Chief Scientific Adviser to open UKRIO annual conference

Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser will be opening our 2020 conference for UKRIO’s 100+ subscribing institutions and invited guests, taking place Wednesday 6 May at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Sir Patrick will share his perspective on the research integrity agenda, drawing on his considerable experience in research and his work […]

Mar
6
2020

Trends in UK Research Integrity – a decade of change?

Ian L Boyd, Chair, UKRIO It is hard to open the pages of Science or Nature these days without seeing an article about an issue concerning research integrity. Anybody naively looking in on this could be forgiven for imagining there was a crisis in the quality of research, but I suggest what is happening is […]

Feb
7
2020

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 […]

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