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Jul
12
2012

Research integrity in the UK: the need to avoid complacency

In Times Higher Education, Michael Farthing, Vice-Chair of UKRIO, discusses the recent history of UK approaches to research integrity, the work of UKRIO and how the research community must avoid complacency on these issues, both now and in the future. Times Higher Education: Keep It Real The article is one of several on research integrity […]

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 […]

Jun
19
2012

Open access research – report of the Finch Group

The Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, chaired by Professor Dame Janet Finch, has published its final report. The Working Group was set up in October 2011 to examine how UK-funded research findings can be made more accessible. From the Research Information Network website: ‘The report of the Working Group chaired by […]

Jun
13
2012

Health Research Authority announces plans to streamline research application procedures

The Health Research Authority has announced its forthcoming programme of work. This includes providing the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) as the platform for unified approval process to support the efficient set-up of health research. The HRA website describes how IRAS  will provide a coordinated route for obtaining approvals, rather than making individual approvals itself. […]

May
14
2012

Research Councils Internal Audit Service and RCUK Assurance merge

From the RCUK website: the Research Councils Internal Audit Service (RCIAS) has merged with RCUK Assurance to create a single audit and assurance body. The new merged organisation is called Audit and Assurance Services Group (AASG) which reflects its new combined assurance role and the variety of customers it now serves. The main activities of […]

May
11
2012

UKRIO responds to draft Research Integrity Concordat

UKRIO has responded to the consultation on the draft ‘Concordat to Support Research Integrity’. We welcome the Concordat and hope it signals a collective determination to show that the UK research community understands the pressures which undermine sound science and remains a champion of research integrity. Our response poses a number of a number of […]

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 […]

Jan
30
2012

Update on our move to a wider pool of funders and supporters

UKRIO continues to receive a positive response to its new model of funding. More than half of the Russell Group of UK universities has now agreed to support UKRIO. Universities supporting UKRIO include Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, King’s College London, Liverpool,  Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, University College London and Warwick, as well as other research-intensive universities and those […]

Jan
16
2012

Widespread support for the work of UKRIO at ‘Research misconduct in the UK: time to act’

On 12th January, UKRIO participated in a meeting of leading members of the country’s scientific establishment, organised by the British Medical Journal and the Committee on Publication Ethics. Speakers described how the UK and other countries have approached challenges to research integrity, the issues and problems associated with current systems in the UK and abroad, […]

Jan
13
2012

Nature reports on BMJ/COPE research misconduct conference and its strong support for UKRIO

Nature discusses the issues raised at the recent high-level meeting on research misconduct organised by the British Medical Journal and the Committee on Publication Ethics. The article highlights the problems discussed by delegates and the consensus that the work of UKRIO must be supported. Nature: British science needs ‘integrity overhaul’

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