UKRIO announces new four-year strategy

We are pleased to announce new long-term goals for the UK Research Integrity Office following an in-depth strategic planning process that included consultation of our subscriber organisations and other service users. Our new strategy is based on insights gathered through that process, developments in the research integrity landscape and the changing needs of the research community.

Professor Sir Ian Boyd, Chair of UKRIO said: “UKRIO has achieved a great deal in recent years but there is always more to do to support good research practice and a healthy research culture. UKRIO is the principal expert source of best practice for UK research integrity and this new strategy sets out how we will continue to be a high-profile champion and critical friend of researchers and institutions, with a commitment to support continual improvement.”

Mission Statement UKRIO's mission is to: ⚫ champion the good governance, management and conduct essential for high quality and ethical research ⚫ strengthen the research community by improving trust in research ⚫ create and share knowledge of best practice and positive research cultures and conduct • give confidential, independent and expert advice and guidance on all forms of research integrity challenges and opportunities as they arise lead and shape conversations about research integrity in the UK and beyond

UKRIO mission statement — click to enlarge

Building on UKRIO’s considerable successes to date, this strategy sets out our vision and objectives for 2022-2025 to fulfil our charity’s mission.

Our vision is that through our activities, the UK research community is supported to produce work of the highest integrity, quality and efficacy. We pursue our vision in three ways:

1 Education - guidance and support through publications on research practice, training activities and a comprehensive events programme. 2 Sharing best practice - clear and honest development for the research community through facilitated discussions about key issues, informing national and international initiatives, and working to improve research culture. 3 Expert guidance - confidential and expert advice and guidance, as a proactive service for both institutions and individual researchers, as well as in response to requests for assistance.

UKRIO’s three main activities – click to enlarge

We will be giving more details on our work programme to deliver our strategy in the coming weeks, including updates for our subscriber organisations. We’re taking on new staff to help us deliver our operational plan and will be deepening our relationships with our volunteers and the wider research community. We will also be strengthening our existing collaborations with other bodies working on issues of research integrity, as well as forging new ones.

Download our new strategy for 2022-25 here

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