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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.

Coronavirus/COVID-19: UKRIO is following the advice of Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Government. All UKRIO events will be conducted virtually until further notice. Support and services that the charity normally provides face-to-face are being delivered through other means.


Monthly virtual research integrity events

UKRIO is holding monthly webinars on research integrity and related issues. Speakers from UKRIO and invited experts will explore topics such as publication ethics and authorship; research data; implementation of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity; research ethics; consent in research; and research integrity training. Our webinars are open to all and are free to attend.


Wednesday 9 September, 2:00-4:00pm – UKRIO research integrity webinar: consent

This is the fifth in the series of monthly webinars from the UK Research Integrity Office on research integrity and related issues.

The focus of this webinar is consent. Informed consent is an essential element of research integrity and one of the founding principles of research ethics. It is a communication process between the researcher and the research participant. For a human participant to voluntarily enter research they must have the full information about what it means for them to take part. Only then can they give consent before they enter the research. The speakers will discuss best practice in obtaining consent in different research disciplines.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Professor Margaret Rees, Reader Emeritus in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Oxford, will talk about consent in health and biomedicine.
  • Professor Inke Näthke, Professor of Epithelial Biology, Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Professional Culture at the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee will describe policies and processes in place to obtain consent from participants in research studies in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee.
  • David Carpenter,  Chair – HRA South Central-Berkshire NHS Research Ethics Committee; Trainer in Research Ethics (HRA, ARMA, UKRIO), will explore whether participant consent in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Booking for this free webinar is now open. Click here for you free ticket.



Future webinars

For further information on these free events and to see presentations from previous webinars, click here.



UKRIO’s annual conference scheduled for 16 October 2020 has been postponed. It will now be taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021 at the Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE. Further information can be found here.

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, events, support and services that our charity normally provides face-to-face are being delivered through other means.


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   Annual Conference and Training & Workshops pages.


Coronavirus/ COVID19

UKRIO is following the advice of Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Government. All UKRIO events will be conducted virtually until further notice. Support and services that the charity normally provides face-to-face are being delivered through other means.


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


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