In addition to its core staff, UKRIO draws upon its Register of Advisers when responding to questions and concerns about the conduct of research. Our volunteer Advisers play a vital and varied role in supporting UKRIO’s Advisory Service, helping to ensure that we can offer expert guidance on the best ways to support good research practice and address poor practice and misconduct. They give their services to UKRIO pro bono, providing advice on both general enquiries and specific research projects or cases.
Advisers are recruited on the basis of their expertise and experience in addressing issues of research integrity. They come from a variety of backgrounds, for example:
- Researchers, from any academic discipline
- Senior managers of research institutions
- Research administrators or managers
- Editors of academic journals and other specialists in publication ethics
- Representatives of regulatory, funding or professional bodies
- Specialists in research ethics
- Research governance officers and other specialists in research integrity.
UKRIO also recruits lay persons and legal professionals to act as Advisers.
Our Advisers agree to comply with a Code of Conduct, including UKRIO’s procedures for responding to requests for assistance:
Who are our Advisers? In common with many other charities which give advice, UKRIO does not publish the identities of individual volunteers who help us deliver our advice and guidance services. However, we do publish the identities of our Board of Trustees, the volunteers who direct our charity and oversee our Office Team. We also publish the identities of our Advisory Board, the volunteers who provide advice and additional perspectives to support the work of our Trustees and Office Team.
New volunteers: UKRIO is actively recruiting new volunteers for the Register of Advisers. For further information, please visit Volunteering with UKRIO.