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Reminder: consultation on revised Research Integrity Concordat closing soon

The public consultation on the revision of The Concordat to Support Research Integrity will close next week. To submit your views to the Concordat Signatories, please follow the instructions on the Universities UK website: Consultation on The Concordat to Support Research Integrity To ensure that your views are taken into account, please submit your comments via the Universities […]


UKRIO giving evidence to Science and Technology Committee

Sir Bernard Silverman, Chair of UKRIO’s Trustees, and James Parry, our Chief Executive, will be giving evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into research integrity on Tuesday 30 January at 9.30am. The session can be watched online at http://parliamentlive.tv/Commons Further information about the inquiry can be found on the Science and […]


Reminder: Science and Technology Committee inquiry into research integrity

The deadline for written submissions to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into research integrity is Thursday 5 October 2017. The inquiry follows on the work of the previous Committee on this issue, announced in January 2017 and then ended by the dissolution of Parliament prior to the 2017 General Election. Its Terms […]


UKRIO responds to House of Commons research integrity inquiry

UKRIO has responded to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into research integrity. Our submission notes that: The UK’s approach to supporting and enhancing research integrity has received positive feedback but there is no room for complacency. Data on research integrity remains piecemeal and additional research is needed to more accurately assess research […]


Science and Technology Committee launches research integrity inquiry

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has announced an inquiry into research integrity, following the recent report on this issue by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. The inquiry is seeking written submissions to inform its work, including on (but not limited to) the following issues: “The extent of the research integrity problem; Causes […]


Reminder: public consultation on Horizon 2020 closing 15 January

The European Commission is holding a public consultation as part of its interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme. Contributions are particularly sought from researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators and all types of organisations that have participated in Horizon 2020. If you would like to make a submission, the online questionnaire can be found […]


Consultation on draft Research Integrity Concordat

Universities UK, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Research Councils UK, the Wellcome Trust and other stakeholders are seeking views on a draft Concordat to Support Research Integrity. From the Universities UK website: ‘The concordat outlines five important commitments that those engaged in research can make to help ensure that the highest standards of […]


Shaping an effective national role for the Health Research Authority – update and opportunity to comment

From the Health Research Authority website: ‘The HRA has established a multi-agency project team and invited evidence to help shape an effective national role for the HRA to provide a unified approval process and to promote proportionate standards for compliance and inspection. ‘Further comment is invited on the emerging themes… and the HRA would be […]


Consultation on new MRC good research practice guidance

The Medical Research Council is currently revising its principles and guidelines on good research practice and is seeking views on the draft document, available here. The MRC would particularly welcome views on whether the new principles and guidelines provide the right level of information and are clear and comprehensive, as well as views on any […]


Science and Technology Select Committee: New inquiry into peer review

The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee have launched an inquiry into peer review. The Committee invites evidence on the operation and effectiveness of the peer review process. The Committee welcomes submissions from scientists whose material has been peer reviewed, those who commission peer reviews and those who carry out peer review. The […]

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