An Introduction to Research Integrity

Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 10:00 – noon GMT

This is the latest in the series of regular free webinars from the UK Research Integrity Office on research integrity and related issues.

This webinar will focus on key topics in research integrity, research ethics and publication in research, and is aimed at those early in their careers, those with responsibilities for leading and training researchers, and those looking for a refresher in these important issues.

Register for free here.

SPEAKERS

Introduction to research integrity

Ms Zoë Hammatt, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii; research integrity consultant; and UKRIO Trustee

Research integrity, ethics, governance and culture – what’s the difference and does it matter?

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Reader in Bioethics, University of Portsmouth, UK; and UKRIO Trustee

An introduction to authorship and publication ethics

Matt Hodgkinson, Research Integrity Manager, UKRIO

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Ms Zoë Hammatt, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii; research integrity consultant; and UKRIO Trustee

A licensed attorney with a Master’s degree in Law and Ethics, Ms Hammatt served on the faculty at the University of Hawaii medical and law schools and taught courses in biomedical ethics, regulatory compliance, human subjects protection, and responsible conduct of research. She also has served as the Legal and Regulatory Specialist and Chair of the Ethics and Regulatory Subcommittee for the NIH-funded Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Research Network (RTRN), a national consortium of 18 institutions dedicated to reducing health disparities through collaborative basic, clinical, and translational research. Among her many accomplishments, she led the harmonization of the IRB process across all 18 RCMI institutions. Ms Hammatt has been a Fellow with the St. Francis International Center for Healthcare Ethics in Honolulu since 1997 and since 1995 has been involved in international projects to empower women in Central and East Europe as they develop initiatives that support their communities.

Ms Hammatt received a B.A. in English Literature at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, a Master’s degree in Law and Ethics in Medicine from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and a J.D. from the University of Hawaii, where she practiced law with Case Lombardi and Pettit, the oldest law firm in Hawaii.

Dr Simon Kolstoe, Reader in Bioethics, University of Portsmouth, UK; and UKRIO Trustee

Simon Kolstoe is an academic with a focus on the role of ethics committees and governance structures in promoting research integrity. He chairs ethics committees for the Health Research Authority, UK Health Security Agency and UK Ministry of Defence. Prior to moving into Bioethics he was a post-doctoral research fellow at UCL Medical School, and then Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at Portsmouth University where he received a BBSRC new investigators project grant. Following further degrees in Philosophy and Research Ethics, he moved to a Senior Lectureship in Evidence Based Healthcare in 2017, and then Reader in Bioethics as of 2021.

Matt Hodgkinson, Research Integrity Manager, UKRIO

Matt is a Research Integrity Manager at the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO), supporting the work of the charity including the advisory service and the development of policies and publications. He has a BA (Hons) in Biological Science from Oxford and an MSc in Genetics from Cambridge. He worked in open access science journal publishing for 18 years, developing expertise in peer review, critical appraisal, editorial policy, and publication ethics as an editor at BMC and PLOS and then heading the Research Integrity team at Hindawi. He is a council member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Treasurer of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE).