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Research Integrity Blog

Jul
28
2011

Nature discusses the need to be alert for signs of research fraud

Nature discusses a case of misconduct in research and how vigilance over early signs of misconduct is crucial to tackling scientific fraud.

Jul
27
2011

Publication of the report of the independent Review of Research Using Non-Human Primates

The independent Review of Research Using Non-Human Primates, led by Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS, has published its report. The Review was commissioned and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust following the recommendation of a 2006 Working Group chaired by Sir David Weatherall that […]

May
1
2011

Science and Technology Select Committee: Government response to its report on ‘The Reviews into the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit’

The Science and Technology Committee has received a response from the Government to its inquiry into the reviews into the emails of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit. The Government’s response can be found here. The Science and Technology Committee’s earlier report is available here, along with information on its work and additional […]

Apr
29
2011

European Science Foundation: European Peer Review Guide

Another publication from ESF, the European Peer Review Guide are the first international guidelines for the peer review of research grants, describing principles for safeguarding fairness and credibility in peer review. The ‘Guide is a joint effort by more than 30 national funding and performing organisations from 23 countries, the European Research Council, the European […]

Apr
26
2011

European Science Foundation: The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

The ESF Member Organisation Forum on Research Integrity working with All European Academies (ALLEA) have published the consensus document The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. This valuable document addresses good practice, poor practice and misconduct in science, providing a reference point for researchers. The Code represents agreement across 30 countries on a set […]

Mar
11
2011

Science and Technology Select Committee: New inquiry into peer review

The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee have launched an inquiry into peer review. The Committee invites evidence on the operation and effectiveness of the peer review process. The Committee welcomes submissions from scientists whose material has been peer reviewed, those who commission peer reviews and those who carry out peer review. The […]

Mar
5
2011

Academy of Medical Sciences: A new pathway for the regulation and governance of health research

The report of the Academy’s review of the regulation and governance of health research, chaired by Sir Michael Rawlins, has been published. The review was convened in response to an invitation by Government to review the governance and regulation of health research in the UK involving human participants, tissue or personal data. The review’s recommendations […]

Dec
8
2010

The Cochrane Library: The role of Cochrane Review authors in exposing research and publication misconduct

A very interesting and most welcome report from a workshop on the problems of detecting research misconduct held at the recent Joint Colloquium of the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations.

Oct
20
2010

National Research Ethics Service: Publication of student research guidance

A comprehensive guidance document on student research is now available on the NRES website. This collates and updates previous guidance on this subject from NRES, as well as relevant guidance developed in consultation with the NHS R&D Forum within the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS). The guidance is designed to assist students in preparing applications […]

Sep
26
2010

Publication of the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity

The principles and responsibilities set out in the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity represent the first international effort to encourage the development of unified policies, guidelines and codes of conduct, with the long-range goal of fostering greater integrity in research worldwide. The ‘Statement is the product of the collective efforts of the 340 individuals from […]

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