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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 […]

Feb
16
2012

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 […]

Jan
26
2012

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 […]

Apr
29
2011

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 […]

Apr
26
2011

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 […]

Dec
8
2010

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.

Oct
20
2010

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 […]

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