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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 […]

Dec
12
2011

Update on UKRIO’s move to a wider pool of funders and supporters

UKRIO has received a positive response to its new model of funding. Institutions which have agreed to support UKRIO include research-intensive universities such as Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, King’s College London, Liverpool,  Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, University College London and Warwick, as well as institutions which are still developing their research portfolios. Some of these organisations have used […]

Oct
18
2011

Government and Research Councils UK respond to peer review inquiry

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has published the responses from the Government and Research Councils UK to its inquiry into peer review on scientific publications. The responses can be viewed as appendices to the Committee’s report or separately online: Report on peer review in scientific publications, with responses (PDF) Government response to the […]

Oct
17
2011

Expansion of Register of Advisers: volunteers wanted to collaborate with UKRIO

UKRIO is currently seeking nominations from interested persons with experience in the field of research integrity to join its Register of Advisers. Our volunteer Advisers play a vital role in UKRIO’s work, including helping shape the responses to requests for our assistance on issues of research practice, contributing to our guidance publications and education and training […]

Sep
16
2011

JISC: Research integrity conference – the importance of good data managment

On 13th September 2011, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) held a conference to discuss the importance of integrity in research data and the variety of challenges facing institutions and researchers. UKRIO contributed to the strand on institutional challenges, with James Parry, Acting Head of UKRIO, discussing the issues as seen from our unique perspective […]

Jul
28
2011

Publication of House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s report on peer review

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has published the report of its inquiry into peer review in scientific publications. The inquiry concludes that in order to allow others to repeat and build on experiments, researchers should aim for the gold standard of making their data fully disclosed and made publicly available. It also […]

Jul
28
2011

UKRIO responds to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s report on peer review

UKRIO has responded to the report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into peer review in scientific publications. UKRIO response to the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into peer review. The report of the inquiry is available from the Science and Technology Committee’s website. For further information on the views of […]

Jul
27
2011

Publication of the report of the independent Review of Research Using Non-Human Primates

The independent Review of Research Using Non-Human Primates, led by Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS, has published its report. The Review was commissioned and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust following the recommendation of a 2006 Working Group chaired by Sir David Weatherall that […]

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