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’.
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.
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.
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:
- Research integrity and research culture Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation, and Regius Professor of Botany, University of Cambridge
- Improving research culture Dr Tanita Casci, Head of Research Policy, University of Glasgow
- Leadership and management in the research community Nadia Soliman, PhD Candidate and UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) local network lead, Imperial College London
- Managing research integrity in practice-based art and design disciplines Dr Catherine Dormor, Head of Research Programmes in conversation with Dr Laura Ferrarello and Professor Johnny Golding, Royal College of Art
- UK Research Integrity Forum Signatories Group, The Concordat to Support Research Integrity
- Research integrity in Africa – perspectives from the African Research Integrity Network (ARIN) Dr Christa van Zyl, ARIN steering committee; Mr Francis Kombe, ARIN steering committee and CEO, EthiXPERT, and Limbanazo Matandika, Research Fellow, Center of Excellence in Bioethics for Eastern and Southern Africa (CEBESA)
- The VIRT2UE Train-the-Trainer Programme: fostering reflection on scientific virtues Dr Natalie Evans, Assistant Professor, Department of Ethics, Law and Humanities, Amsterdam UMC
- Helping the public navigate research integrity Tracey Brown OBE, Director, Sense About Science and Trustee, UK Research Integrity Office
- Gathering research data online: practical and ethical considerations Dr Claire Hewson, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University
- 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
- Environmentally sustainable research and the LEAF programme Martin Farley, Sustainable Laboratory Advisor at University College London and Sustainable Research Manager, Kings College London
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.