2015 annual conference

In May 2015, UKRIO held the third annual conference for its subscribers. The event addressed three underlying themes: how to support a culture of good research practice and provide appropriate researcher development; how to respond when problems arise; and stimulating debate on research integrity.

Representatives from UKRIO and other expert speakers discussed how to respond to common issues and pitfalls and provided an update for new developments within the sector. Initial feedback on the event was very positive and we look forward to working on the topics and issues identified at the conference.

Selected materials from the conference are available below. Further material will be added shortly.

UKRIO’s study into the publication of annual research integrity statements, carried out by Dr Elizabeth Wager, was covered by Nature twice, by Research Professional (paywall) and by others. A report on the study will be published shortly and we will use it, along with the discussions at the conference, to inform the development of guidelines to help UKRIO members with these statements. The next phase of our research will analyse the available annual statements to share information about the reporting of other topics recommended by the Concordat, including activities to “support and strengthen understanding and application of research integrity issues”.



  • Jamie Arrowsmith, Programme Manager (Research; Efficiency), Universities UK.
  • Dr Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature.
  • Zoë Hammatt, Director of the Division of Education and Integrity, U.S. Office of Research Integrity.
  • Dr Peter Hedges, Head of University Research Office, University of Cambridge; UKRIO Advisory Board member.
  • Richard Hudson, Manager, Quality and Skills Team, Research and Innovation Services, University of Sheffield.
  • Professor Ottoline Leyser CBE FRS, Director, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge; former Deputy Chair, Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
  • Andrew Miller, former Chair, House of Commons Science & Technology Select Committee.
  • James Parry, Chief Executive of UKRIO.
  • Professor Bernard Silverman, Chair of UKRIO and the Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser.
  • Dr Elizabeth Wager, Publications Consultant, Sideview; UKRIO Advisory Board member.
  • Professor Linda Woodhead MBE, ESRC Council Member and Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University.


Conference materials

A selection of materials from the conference is available below:

Please note that speakers have requested that their presentations are not hosted on any institutional websites. Copyright of the presentation rests with the speaker and/or their institution, unless otherwise stated. Use of any presentation for commercial gain or purposes requires the prior permission of the speaker.