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Jul
29
2013

HEFCE publishes guidance on compliance with research integrity concordat

On 24th July, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) published the circular letter ‘Compliance with the Concordat to support research integrity.’ The publication follows HEFCE’s consultation which establishes that Concordat compliance is a condition for HEFCE grants. Institutions will be asked to demonstrate their compliance with the Concordat in their annual assurance statements, […]

Jul
21
2013

Research Councils UK publishes assurance questions for UK universities on research integrity

In 2012, UK research funders and other bodies published the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, setting out what actions they require employers and researchers to take in support of research integrity. The Concordat also describes how its authors will monitor the implementation of the new requirements: ‘To provide assurance over efforts to strengthen research integrity, […]

Jul
3
2013

Spotlight: Global Research Council Statement of Principles on Research Integrity

The Global Research Council, a representative body for science and engineering funding agencies from around the world, has published a Statement of Principles on Research Integrity. The Statement describes the key responsibilities of research funders in supporting a culture of research integrity. Global Research Council: Statement of Principles on Research Integrity The Global Research Council […]

Jun
24
2013

Publication of draft Montreal Statement on research integrity

In May, the third World Conference on Research Integrity took place in Montreal. Delegates from many countries discussed how to promote integrity in academic, scientific and medical research, and guard against poor practice and fraud. Professor Michael Farthing, Vice-Chair of UKRIO, delivered one of the keynote addresses and Dr Liz Wager of our Advisory Board presented recent […]

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 […]

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