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Oct
25
2019

Revised Concordat to Support Research Integrity published

UKRIO welcomes the publication today of the revised Concordat to Support Research Integrity. We see it as an important step in safeguarding and improving standards in UK research, as research quality is inextricably linked to research integrity. Responding to an inquiry by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, the revised Concordat clarifies what […]

Oct
16
2019

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 […]

Sep
27
2019

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 […]

Jul
24
2019

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 […]

Jul
3
2019

UK Research Integrity Office welcomes new Chair

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) has appointed Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRSB FRSE as its new Chair He takes over from Professor Sir Bernard Silverman, who is standing down after 5 years in the role. Sir Ian is the Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and a […]

Jul
2
2019

UKRIO welcomes announcement of new UKRI Research Integrity Committee

UKRIO welcomes the announcement from Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, that UK Research and Innovation will establish a Research Integrity Committee to provide additional oversight of research integrity in the UK. In a letter to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, the Minister stated that the new […]

Jun
7
2019

UKRIO annual conference: presentations available

Selected presentations from our 2019 research integrity conference are available on our website, with more to be added shortly. This year UKRIO’s conference gave an an update on the research integrity landscape, discussing the outcome of the House of Common’s Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into research integrity, the revision of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity and other key […]

May
24
2019

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’?  […]

Apr
26
2019

UKRIO Annual Conference: update on speakers

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.   Unfortunately, Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, is no longer able to speak at our conference. Instead, UKRIO’s current Chair, Professor Sir Bernard Silverman, will reflect on […]

Mar
29
2019

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 […]

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