The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has published the report of its inquiry into peer review in scientific publications. The inquiry concludes that in order to allow others to repeat and build on experiments, researchers should aim for the gold standard of making their data fully disclosed and made publicly available.
It also concludes that all UK research institutions should have a specific member of staff leading on research integrity and the receipt of misconduct allegations, a concept we have championed for some years. The full report is available here.
UKRIO has responded to the publication of the report: UKRIO response to the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into peer review.
For further information on the views of UKRIO and our work to support research integrity, please contact us.