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UKRIO contributes to the national and international promotion of integrity in research. This involves discussion of our work at conferences and other events, giving lectures and case study workshops, as well as articles in academic journals and in the press. We also hold our own events to support good research practice.

In light of recent statements from the Prime Minister and advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Government, all UKRIO events have been postponed. However, UKRIO is still operating and it is business as usual. Support and services that the charity normally provides face-to-face will be delivered through other means and further information on this will be provided in due course.


2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Friday 16th 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. Further information can be found here.


UKRIO is looking into holding a virtual research integrity event on 6 May, though not a full conference. We are exploring what this might look like and will circulate an update shortly.


UKRIO’s annual conference is the principal research integrity event in the UK and, since 2013, has been an essential resource for the research community and policy makers. With a range of expert speakers and representatives from UKRIO, our conferences focus on how to support a culture of high quality and ethical research, how to respond to common issues and pitfalls, and to address sloppiness, errors and misconduct in research.

Expert speakers from UKRIO and other organisations will give updates on new developments within the sector, such as the publication of the revised Concordat to Support Research Integrity . The conference will also provide a forum for delegates to discuss the issues which matter to them and share their own experiences.

Please note that our annual conferences are for members of UKRIO subscriber institutions only. Each UKRIO subscriber is allocated a complimentary place, with additional places available at the standard delegate rate.

If you are not sure if your organisation is a subscriber, a list can be accessed here. If your institution would like to learn more about the benefits of supporting UKRIO, please contact us.


Research Ethics Committee Members regional workshops 

UKRIO offers a range of training sessions for Chairs and Members of research ethics committees (RECs) and researchers. As well as bespoke sessions for individual UKRIO subscriber institutions, we also run workshops which can be attended by REC Chairs and Members from any organisation, whether they subscribe to UKRIO or not.

You do not have to be a member of the host organisation to attend a workshop. We are working with a variety of host organisations across the UK, so sooner or later there will be a workshop near you.

Our Research Ethics Regional Training Workshops scheduled for 27 May, hosted by the University of St Andrews, and 6 July, hosted by Nottingham Trent University, have been postponed. Further information will be provided in due course.

We are happy to provide full refunds of delegate fees, transfer bookings to the new date of the Workshops once they have been rearranged or, if delegates are unable to attend on the new date, transfer their place to a colleague of their choice. Please contact us for further information.


Other in-person training sessions

In light of coronavirus/COVID19, our other in-person training sessions have also been postponed. As noted earlier, support and services that our charity normally provides face-to-face will be delivered through other means and further information on this will be provided in due course.


Future events: workshops on research integrity

UKRIO holds periodic workshops on specific aspects of research integrity. The workshops have a practical focus and cover promoting good practice within an organisation as well as responding to problems and concerns.

We will be holding the workshops primarily for those research organisations which have chosen to subscribe to UKRIO but  schedule additional events for non-subscribers if there is sufficient demand.

UKRIO welcomes suggestions on topics and issues that we might cover in our workshop programme. You can contact us using the form here.


Past events

Information on a selection of past UKRIO events, such as our 2019 annual conference, can be found on this page.


Coronavirus/ COVID19

UKRIO is following the advice of Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Government. All UKRIO events have been postponed. Support and services that the charity normally provides face-to-face will be delivered through other means and further information on this will be provided in due course.


Terms and conditions for UKRIO event bookings can be found here.


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