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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 […]

Feb
3
2020

UKRIO training workshop for Research Ethics Committee members – 27 May 2020

Research Ethics Committee Members Regional Workshop – Hosted by University of St Andrews 10am – 4pm, Wednesday 27 March 2020 UKRIO offers a range of training sessions for members of research ethics committees (RECs) and researchers. As well as bespoke sessions for individual UKRIO subscriber institutions, we are also holding workshops which can be attended by REC Chairs […]

Jan
10
2020

Interested in working in research integrity, research ethics and research culture?

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) is an independent charity, offering support to the public, researchers and organisations to further good practice in academic, scientific and medical research. We pursue these aims through our publications on research practice, the support and services we provide to organisations, our education and training activities, and by providing expert […]

Dec
26
2019

Andrew Miller

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the news that Andrew Miller, one of the UKRIO Trustees, passed away on Christmas Eve. Andrew was a valued friend and colleague and he was passionate about UKRIO and the importance of science and research. He had served as a Labour Member of […]

Dec
18
2019

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 […]

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 […]

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