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Feb
26
2013

Research Councils UK updates its research integrity requirements

Research Councils UK has published the RCUK Policy and Guidelines on Governance of Good Research Conduct , replacing its existing guidance on research integrity. Building on RCUK guidance published in 2009, the new document, which applies to all RCUK grants, reflects recent developments in research integrity and ongoing work in this field by RCUK, the European […]

Feb
15
2013

European Commission report on responsible research and innovation

The European Commission have published the findings of the Expert Group on the State of Art in Europe on Responsible Research and Innovation. The report  ‘Options for Responsible Research and Innovation’  aims to ensure stakeholders obtain relevant knowledge, effectively evaluate outcomes and options in terms of societal needs and moral values and employ these considerations […]

Jan
31
2013

Spotlight: US National Institutes of Health policies and procedures for promoting scientific integrity

In November 2012, the USA’s medical research agency, National Institutes of Health (NIH) published NIH Policies and Procedures for Promoting Scientific Integrity. The centralised document consolidates the NIH’s policies and procedures for ensuring the highest degree of scientific integrity. Its publication fulfills the memorandum issued by President Obama in March 2009, instructing the Director of […]

Dec
6
2012

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity: new services for UKRIO subscribers

UKRIO is a supporter 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. We are expanding our programme of work to include activities that will support researchers and organisations in meeting […]

Oct
17
2012

World Science Academies publish guidance to promote good research practice

The InterAcademy Council and IAP – the global network of science academies – have published ‘Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise’, the first product of their joint project on scientific integrity. The representative international organisations of the world’s national scientific academies, the InterAcademy Council and IAP hope that their new guidance will provide clarity […]

Oct
9
2012

European Research Council adopts new Scientific Misconduct Strategy

The European Research Council (ERC) has adopted a new Scientific Misconduct Strategy to safeguard research integrity in ERC-funded projects. In a press release, the ERC’s Scientific Council – its governing body – stated that the strategy aims ‘to detect and vigorously treat… any suspected breach of research integrity concerning an ERC applicant or project.’ It […]

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 […]

May
3
2012

New pharmacovigilance legislation – information from the MHRA

The MHRA has posted information on new pharmacovigilance legislation coming into effect across the EU in July 2012. The changes introduced by the EU Directive will be transposed into UK law in the Human Medicines Regulations 2012, which will also consolidate nearly all other UK medicines legislation. The legislation will be underpinned by an EC […]

Mar
9
2012

Cooperation between research institutions and journals on research integrity cases: guidance from the Committee on Publication Ethics

Recognising the important role that institutions have in investigating cases of suspected misconduct, but also the difficulties that sometimes arise when journals and institutions try to work together and share information on such cases, the Committee on Publication Ethics has developed guidelines for cooperation between research institutions and journals on research integrity cases. Cooperation between research institutions […]

Feb
16
2012

UKRIO welcomes widespread support for its work in ‘A Consensus Statement on Research Misconduct in the UK’

The UK Research Integrity Office welcomes the publication today of ‘A Consensus Statement on Research Misconduct in the UK’. UKRIO agrees that the UK’s mechanisms for ensuring good research practice need to be sustained and strengthened. We particularly welcome the Statement’s support for UKRIO and the recognition that our work deserves wider support from the […]

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