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Jul
3
2019

UK Research Integrity Office welcomes new Chair

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) has appointed Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRSB FRSE as its new Chair He takes over from Professor Sir Bernard Silverman, who is standing down after 5 years in the role. Sir Ian is the Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and a […]

Jul
2
2019

UKRIO welcomes announcement of new UKRI Research Integrity Committee

UKRIO welcomes the announcement from Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, that UK Research and Innovation will establish a Research Integrity Committee to provide additional oversight of research integrity in the UK. In a letter to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, the Minister stated that the new […]

Oct
30
2018

UKRIO welcomes House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s report on clinical trial transparency

The UK Research Integrity Office welcomes the report on clinical trial transparency, and the recommendations within it, published today by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee as part of its inquiry into research integrity. A key standard in our Code of Practice for Research is that ‘researchers have a duty to publish the […]

Sep
13
2018

UKRIO welcomes responses from Government and UKRI to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s report on research integrity

The UK Research Integrity Office welcomes the responses from the Government and UK Research & Innovation to the Science and Technology Committee’s report on research integrity. While the UK research community has made considerable progress on research integrity in recent years, the Committee’s report shows that there is no room for complacency. The Government’s response […]

Jul
11
2018

UKRIO welcomes House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s report on research integrity

The UK Research Integrity Office welcomes the Science and Technology Committee’s in-depth inquiry into research integrity. Research integrity safeguards high scientific standards and is essential to retain the public’s trust, enhance the UK’s international reputation, and ensure the safety and wellbeing of research participants. The report recognises the important role UKRIO has played, and will continue […]

Dec
3
2014

Mechanisms for ensuring good research practice need to be sustained and strengthened

The UK Research Integrity Office welcomes the publication today of a report on The Culture of Scientific Research in the UK by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. James Parry, Chief Executive of UKRIO, will be chairing the launch of the project’s findings on Thursday 4th December at the Palace of Westminster. UKRIO welcomes the evidence […]

Oct
14
2014

UK Research Integrity Office welcomes new Chair

UKRIO has appointed Professor Bernard Silverman FRS FAcSS as its new Chair. Bernard Silverman is the Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser and a highly cited researcher whose published work is centred on computational statistics. His work has ranged widely across theoretical and practical aspects of statistics, and Silverman has collaborated with researchers in many areas […]

Feb
5
2013

UKRIO supports the AllTrials petition

UKRIO is pleased to support the AllTrials petition. Since our inception, we have stressed that all research should be conducted to the highest standards of honesty, accuracy, integrity and accountability. The AllTrials initiative is a chance for the research community and the public to bring about real change. It is is essential to retain the […]

Sep
13
2012

UKRIO responds to ‘MMR and the development of a research governance framework in UCL’

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) welcomes today’s statement from University College London (UCL) on the steps it has taken in recent years to improve its research governance systems. UKRIO assisted with this process and recognises the work UCL has done to strengthen its mechanisms for safeguarding research participants and ensuring the quality and ethical […]

Jul
10
2012

UKRIO welcomes the publication of ‘The Concordat to Support Research Integrity’

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) welcomes the publication today of ‘The Concordat to Support Research Integrity’. We see it as an important step in the journey towards improving research integrity and enhancing the UK’s world-class reputation for conducting exceptional and innovative research. Devised by Universities UK, Research Councils UK, the National Institute for Health […]

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