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The countdown has begun for our Data Sharing & Ethics Webinar

The countdown has started… Only 2 days until our Data Sharing & Ethics webinar to be held this Wednesday 11th November, 2020 from 10am until 12pm.  This online event is the 7th in our series of research integrity webinars and is FREE to join.  Just click here to find out more information and book your […]


Recommended Checklist for Research Communities in a Pandemic

Today UKRIO publishes its Recommended Checklist for Research Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This new guidance is aimed at individuals and organisations performing research of any kind during a pandemic – helping them anticipate issues that may affect the quality and ethical standards of their research and think about how they might be addressed. The […]


Registration is open for our October Webinar – Clinical Trials

Registration for our webinar on Clinical Trails is now open. Book your place on our Wednesday 14th October 2020, webinar 2pm – 4pm – it is free to register! We continue to gain popularity with our topics for our webinars each month. If you would like to be alerted when future webinar registrations are open, […]


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and research integrity: some resources

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018. The introduction of this legislation has implication for all who process, hold or manage personal data, including researchers and research organisations. UKRIO’s future work streams include publications exploring GDPR and research integrity. Meanwhile, those involved in research may find the following resources helpful: […]


The Culture of Scientific Research: where next?

In November 2015, UKRIO and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics are hosting a second follow-up workshop to discuss the findings from the Council’s report on The Culture of Scientific Research.   Reading the Nuffield Council on Bioethics’ report on The Culture of Scientific Research in the UK was a mixed experience. That isn’t a criticism […]


Medical Research Council launches good research practice e-learning module

The MRC’s e-learning package on good research practice is now live on the MRC Regulatory Support Centre web site where anyone can use it (you will need to register first). The module, which includes case studies from UKRIO, will be of particular interest to MRC grant-holders and employees but contains themes that we feel are […]


Research Councils UK updates Concordat assurance questions

In 2012, UK research funders and other bodies published the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, setting out what actions they require employers and researchers to take in support of research integrity. The Concordat also describes how its authors will monitor the implementation of the new requirements: ‘To provide assurance over efforts to strengthen research integrity, Research […]


How should institutions report the outcomes of research misconduct investigations?

UKRIO established standards for reporting the outcomes of misconduct investigations in our Procedure for the Investigation of Misconduct in Research (2008). A central component of the Procedure is how to make appropriate disclosures to regulators, funders, professional bodies, partner organisations, journals and participants. The Procedure recommends when a case generates wider interest and media coverage, […]


Research Ethics & Integrity: Upholding the highest standards of rigour

Westminster Briefing will be holding a conference on research integrity in February 2014. ‘Research Ethics & Integrity: Upholding the highest standards of rigour’ will explore research integrity and addressing research misconduct in the higher education sector. Speakers will be announced in due course. Further information on the event can be found here: Research Ethics & Integrity: […]


PLOS ONE: study on the increase in scientific retractions

Following on from their previous research on research integrity, R. Grant Steen, Arturo Casadevall and Ferric C. Fang ask why number of scientific publications being retracted has risen sharply? Is it because flawed articles are being retracted more quickly or has there been an increase in the number of flawed articles being published? The study is available […]

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