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.
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.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Wednesday 24 February 2021
The second webinar of the 2021 monthly series from the UK Research Integrity Office will focus on research involving animals. This webinar will explore the revised UKRIO research integrity primer on research involving animals and its intended use will be discussed, the issues surrounding legal and ethical acquisition of animal material for use in research and the ethical review of Non A(SP)A research.
- Dr Nikki Osborne, Founder, Responsible Research in Practice – The UKRIO research integrity primer on research involving animals
- Catherine McCarthy, Wellcome Sanger Institute – Working towards a practical framework for the acquisition and use of non-human materials
- Andy Cunningham, University of Sussex –Ethical review of Non A(SP)A activities at the University of Sussex
Please book your place here.
For further information on these free events, click here.
Videos and slides from past webinars
We have been holding our monthly research integrity webinars since May 2020. To see videos and presentation slides from previous webinars, please visit this page.
New videos and slides are added regularly, so do check back for updates.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, UKRIO has taken the decision to host our next Annual Conference entirely online, building on the successes of our monthly virtual research integrity webinars which we have held since May 2020.
Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, the Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation and Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge, will open our virtual conference, which will take place across two days on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 May 2021.
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.
The theme of our eighth annual conference for our subscribing institutions and invited guests will be ‘good research practice in a changing world’. Speakers will discuss: how to support a culture of high quality and ethical research, now and in the future; how to respond to issues of poor practice and fraud; and debate how best to support good research practice in this uncertain times and beyond.
The conference will also enable delegates to share their own experiences, as well as updating them on key developments in research integrity.
More details to follow in the new year.
Please note that our 2021 annual conference is for staff and research students at UKRIO subscriber institutions only.
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.
Information on a selection of past UKRIO events, such as our 2019 annual conference, can be found on Annual Conference and Training & Workshops pages.
UKRIO is following the advice of Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Government. All UKRIO events are being delivered virtually. Support and services that the charity normally provides face-to-face are being delivered through other means, primarily virtually.
Terms and conditions for UKRIO event bookings can be found here.