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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’

Jan
13
2012

British Medical Journal survey on scientific misconduct

The British Medical Journal reports on its recent survey of more than 2,700 researchers. The survey results show a worryingly high level of alleged research fraud. British Medical Journal: Scientific misconduct is worryingly prevalent in the UK, shows BMJ survey The survey data was disclosed at a meeting organised by BMJ and the Committee on Publication […]

Jan
3
2012

UKRIO responds to British Medical Journal feature on research misconduct

We welcome BMJ’s continuing focus on research misconduct but a recent feature contains serious errors concerning UKRIO. Our response can be found here and we are grateful to BMJ for allowing us to set the record straight. British Medical Journal: Reported inaccuracies about the UK Research Integrity Office

Dec
29
2011

British Medical Journal discusses how different countries address research misconduct

The BMJ has published an overview of different countries’ approaches to addressing issues of research integrity (subscription required). The original online version of the article contained serious errors concerning UKRIO. Our response can be found here and we are grateful to BMJ for allowing us to set the record straight. UKRIO response to British Medical […]

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