Events & Training

UKRIO Conference 2023. Research Integrity: Culture and Confidence.

Day 1: Wednesday 24 May 2023, 10:00-16:00 BST.

It is ten years since the first UKRIO conference, our keynote event where our staff, volunteers, subscribing institutions, and the wider research community explore practical ways to ensure good research practice. Join us for a free, online conference in May with experts in research integrity discussing how we can create a culture and systems that promote high-quality, ethical research.

Conference sessions will explore how the research community can work together to:

  • Ensure research is high quality and worthy of public trust.
  • Embed a culture of integrity in the research that we do, in the organisations in which we work, and in the systems which fund, monitor, assess and disseminate research.
  • Ensure that research environments and systems promote good practice and high ethical standards, and respond to the wider issues facing society
  • Share perspectives and knowledge to support each other and to help ensure diversity and equality of participation.

Keynote speakers confirmed for this year’s conference are:

  • Petra Boynton, Consultant, The Research Companion
  • Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch

This conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in good research practice, research integrity, research ethics, improving research culture, ensuring quality and high ethical standards in research, or in addressing sloppiness or misconduct in research.

The event will be of particular interest to researchers, research students and research administrators; people with managerial, supervisory or leadership roles in research; and people working in the fields of research integrity, research ethics, research culture, research governance or research policy.

Day 2: Thursday 25 May 2023, UKRIO Subscriber-only event 10:00-16:00 BST.

For representatives of UKRIO’s subscribing institutions: join a free, subscriber-only section of our virtual annual conference for presentations and discussions on key research integrity issues, updates on forthcoming work from UKRIO, and the opportunity to discuss the issues that matter to you.

There will be four sessions exclusively for UKRIO subscribers:

  • Invited speaker Dr Daniel Barr, Principal Research Integrity Advisor, at RMIT University, Australia who will share his knowledge of using authorship dispute procedures.
  • Sharing best practice forum. A subscriber-led session; to discuss challenges and current issues as well as to share successes. Themes will include research ethics, misconduct, research culture and research integrity training. To help us focus on the issues that matter to you, please complete the short survey when you book your place.
  • An update on developments at UKRIO and our support services for subscribers.
  • Challenges to addressing research misconduct.

Please note that this event is strictly for members of UKRIO subscriber institutions only. If you’re unsure whether your organisation is one of our subscriber institutions, please see the list here. If your institution would like to learn more about the benefits of supporting UKRIO, please contact us.

To register for your free place, please click the button below to an Eventbrite booking page. Please register using your institutional email address. We regret that registrations from persons who are not affiliated with a UKRIO subscriber institution will be cancelled.

To create and share knowledge of best practice and positive research cultures and conduct, UKRIO operates a comprehensive events programme.

Our charity is the trusted source for up-to-date education, development, and dissemination around research integrity best practice, providing access to a mix of events covering informative topics, updates for the research community and opportunities for peer learning.

Our charity has been holding annual research integrity conferences since 2013 and they are the premier UK research integrity events. We supplement our annual conferences – which are free and open to all – with a wide variety of other events: regular webinars on research integrity, roundtables on particular issues and challenges, events for our many subscriber organisations, and more.

Highlight: UKRIO 2022 Annual Conference

The theme of our charity’s 2022 conference was ‘Good research practice: culture, environment and sustainability’ and featured expert speakers such as Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Dr Elisabeth Bik, winner of the 2021 John Maddox Prize, Professor Astrid Eichhorn, chair of the ALLEA Working Group Climate Sustainability in the Academic System, and Professor James Wilsdon, Director, Research on Research Institute (RoRI).

For more information on our charity’s 2022 Annual Conference, including a selection of presentations, click here. Further presentations will be added shortly, along with videos of the sessions, so do check back for updates.

Regular webinars on research integrity

UKRIO has been holding regular webinars on research integrity and related issues for several years. Speakers from UKRIO and invited experts have explored 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.

Upcoming webinars

  • Co-production: participant and stakeholder involvement in research. Wednesday 28 June 2023, 10:00-11:00 BST. Click here to register and see more details about this webinar.

Videos and slides from past webinars

To see videos and presentation slides from our extensive library of previous webinars, please visit this page and our YouTube channel. New videos and slides are added regularly, so do check back for updates.

Training & workshops

UKRIO hosts training workshops 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.

Other events

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.

Past events

Information on a selection of past UKRIO events, such as our 2022 annual conference, can be found on the annual conference and past webinar pages.

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