Research Integrity Resources

Research Integrity Resources

Below you will find materials from UKRIO and others about various areas of research integrity. We will periodically add and review the resources.

Please let us know of any relevant resources by emailing

Specific topics

We have compiled specific lists of resources for these topics:

Blog posts:


General resources

🎓 – Education

📰 – News

💡 – Opinion

🔬 – Research

⭐ – Review

🛠️ – Tool

💡 Graf, C. (2022). Guest Post — Peer Review and Research Integrity: Five Reasons to be Cheerful. Scholarly Kitchen

🎓 Linkenauger, S., McLatchie, N., & Lynott, D. (2020). Research Integrity and Open Science I. Lancaster University.

“Psychologists engage in the scientific process with the intention of developing and testing theories that explain and understand human psychology and behaviour. This module introduces students to scientific process and practices, in order to ensure that psychological research is as rigorous, transparent and, ultimately, as reproducible as possible. We will also discuss problematic practices that have frequently occured in psychological research, and discuss the impact they have had on psychological knowledge, as well as learning how to avoid such problematic practices in the future.”

🎓 Lynott, D. & Bazhydai, M. (2020). Research Integrity and Open Science II. Lancaster University.

“How do we determine what is true in science? How do we know which theories are well supported by evidence and which ones are not? How can we tell if researchers are trying to pull the wool over our eyes? The module focuses on the research process, and in particular, learning how to spot and avoid questionable research practices, in favour of practices that are open, transparent and reproducible.”

📰 Sleek, S. (2022). How the Classics Changed Research Ethics. Observer, Association for Psychological Science

🔬 Aubert Bonn, N., De Vries, R.G., & Pinxten, W. (2022). The failure of success: four lessons learned in five years of research on research integrity and research assessments. BMC Res Notes, 15: 309

💡 Knight, J. (2022). Five steps every researcher should take to ensure participants are not harmed and are fully heard. The Conservation

“I am a long-time chair of one my institutions’ research ethics committees, and I do research ethics training for researchers and managers across southern Africa. I have also published on research ethics. Based on this experience and drawing from other work done on the topic, I suggest there are five critical ethics issues for researchers to consider.”

– Managing vulnerability
– Obtaining informed consent
– Protecting people
– Managing risk
– Championing human rights

🛠️ Proportionate Review Toolkit. Health Research Authority, 2022

“Your study may be eligible for proportionate review… We strongly recommend that you use the Proportionate Review toolkit to consider whether your study might be suitable for Proportionate Review or whether it requires a full REC review before submitting.”


Please note that this list of resources is not intended to be exhaustive and should not be seen as a substitute for advice from suitably qualified persons. UKRIO is not responsible for the content of external websites linked to from this page. If you would like to seek advice from UKRIO, information on our role and remit and on how to contact us is available here.

UKRIO would like to thank our Advisory Community for their help in putting these list together.