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Oct
31
2012

Registration for World Conference on Research Integrity opens

Registration for the third World Conference on Research Integrity, taking place 5-8 May 2013 in Montreal, opens today. The first two World Conferences, held in Lisbon and Singapore respectively, made invaluable contributions to the promotion of research integrity and brought together professionals from across the globe to share experiences, lessons learned and best practice. Delegates at […]

Oct
22
2012

Registration for World Conference on Research Integrity opens on 31 October

Registration for the third World Conference on Research Integrity, to be held 5-8 May 2013 in Montreal, opens on 31 October 2012. The first two World Conferences, held in Lisbon and Singapore respectively, made invaluable contributions to the promotion of research integrity and brought together professionals from across the globe to share experiences, lessons learned and best practice. […]

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 […]

Oct
1
2012

UKRIO responds to ‘Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications’

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) today published a comprehensive review of retracted research papers in biomedicine and the life sciences. The study, which looked at over 2,000 biomedical and life science papers listed by the PubMed database as retracted, found that roughly two-thirds of retractions were because of fraud or suspected […]

Sep
15
2012

World Conference on Research Integrity – reminder

The Call for Abstracts for the third World Conference on Research Integrity closes on 15 October 2012. Proposals are invited for presentations on empirical research on research integrity and analyses of related topics. The first two World Conferences, held in Lisbon and Singapore respectively, made invaluable contributions to the promotion of research integrity and brought […]

Sep
13
2012

UKRIO responds to ‘MMR and the development of a research governance framework in UCL’

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) welcomes today’s statement from University College London (UCL) on the steps it has taken in recent years to improve its research governance systems. UKRIO assisted with this process and recognises the work UCL has done to strengthen its mechanisms for safeguarding research participants and ensuring the quality and ethical […]

Sep
11
2012

World Conference on Research Integrity – announcement of keynote speakers

The third World Conference on Research Integrity has announced three keynote speakers, including Professor Michael Farthing, Vice-Chair of UKRIO. The previous World Conferences on Research Integrity brought together professionals from across the globe to share experiences, lessons learned and best practice. They made invaluable contributions to the promotion of good research practice, not least the […]

Aug
17
2012

British Medical Journal calls for greater support for UKRIO

In an editorial today, the British Medical Journal calls for UK research funders and others to do more to tackle research misconduct and for UKRIO to receive long-term funding. Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief of BMJ, said that UK research funders should make provision for independent support, advice and monitoring and that they could do this by ensuring […]

Jul
26
2012

World Conference on Research Integrity – call for papers

The third World Conference on Research Integrity, to be held in Montreal, Canada on 5th-8th May 2013, is inviting proposals for presentations on empirical research on research integrity and analyses of related topics. The first two World Conferences, held in Lisbon and Singapore respectively, made invaluable contributions to the promotion of research integrity and brought […]

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