2021 annual conference

Building on the successes of our monthly research integrity webinars, we took our 2021 conference entirely online. Held over two days in May, our free event was attended by over 800 people and explored research integrity under the theme of ‘good research practice in a changing world’.

James Parry, Chief Executive, UKRIO – Day 1, Introduction – Watch here

James Parry, Chief Executive, UKRIO – Day 2, Introduction – Watch here

Professor, Sir Ian Boyd, Chair, UKRIO – Welcome remarks – Watch here

The first day was opened by Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, the Chief Executive of UK Research & Innovation and Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge. Watch here

Tracey Brown OBE, Director of Sense About Science, opened the second day of the conference, sharing her perspective on good research practice and communication of research. Watch here

Speakers from across the research community came together to discuss key topics in research integrity, ranging from how to enhance the culture of research at an institution to improving leadership in research teams. Specialists discussed challenges involved in good research practice in particular disciplines or types of research, such as carrying out research through online means, and how to overcome them. Updates on developments in the research integrity landscape were given from a variety of UK and international perspectives.

The programme for the conference is available here.

We have received excellent feedback on the event. In the coming months, we’ll be drawing on the great discussions at the conference to inform and expand our programme of work. We’ll also be continuing our webinars and other virtual events, and we look forward to seeing you for more fascinating and informative sessions.

Conference speaker slides & recordings: 










  • Research culture and the 3Rs Dr Nathalie Percie du Sert, Head of Experimental Design and Reporting, National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs); Dr Mark Prescott, Director of Policy and Outreach, NC3Rs. Watch the video here


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. Disclaimer: the views represented are not necessarily those of the UK Research Integrity Office.