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Guidance on conflicts of interest from the National Research Ethics Advisors’ Panel

The National Research Ethics Advisors’ Panel has published guidance for NHS Research Ethics Committees on addressing conflicting and competing interests in research. The document sets out a number of principles and possible solutions that might be applied by RECs when considering how conflicts of interests/competing interests should be managed. It also summarises existing guidance on […]


General Medical Council: new guidance on raising concerns

The General Medical Council has issued new guidance for doctors on raising and acting on concerns about patient safety. The new guidance comes into effect on 12 March 2012. From the GMC website: ‘The guidance explains when doctors need to raise concerns and advises on the help and support available to them, including how to […]


European Science Foundation: European Peer Review Guide

Another publication from ESF, the European Peer Review Guide are the first international guidelines for the peer review of research grants, describing principles for safeguarding fairness and credibility in peer review. The ‘Guide is a joint effort by more than 30 national funding and performing organisations from 23 countries, the European Research Council, the European […]


European Science Foundation: The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

The ESF Member Organisation Forum on Research Integrity working with All European Academies (ALLEA) have published the consensus document The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. This valuable document addresses good practice, poor practice and misconduct in science, providing a reference point for researchers. The Code represents agreement across 30 countries on a set […]


The Cochrane Library: The role of Cochrane Review authors in exposing research and publication misconduct

A very interesting and most welcome report from a workshop on the problems of detecting research misconduct held at the recent Joint Colloquium of the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations.


National Research Ethics Service: Publication of student research guidance

A comprehensive guidance document on student research is now available on the NRES website. This collates and updates previous guidance on this subject from NRES, as well as relevant guidance developed in consultation with the NHS R&D Forum within the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS). The guidance is designed to assist students in preparing applications […]


Publication of the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity

The principles and responsibilities set out in the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity represent the first international effort to encourage the development of unified policies, guidelines and codes of conduct, with the long-range goal of fostering greater integrity in research worldwide. The ‘Statement is the product of the collective efforts of the 340 individuals from […]

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