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May
1
2011

Science and Technology Select Committee: Government response to its report on ‘The Reviews into the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit’

The Science and Technology Committee has received a response from the Government to its inquiry into the reviews into the emails of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit. The Government’s response can be found here. The Science and Technology Committee’s earlier report is available here, along with information on its work and additional […]

Mar
11
2011

Science and Technology Select Committee: New inquiry into peer review

The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee have launched an inquiry into peer review. The Committee invites evidence on the operation and effectiveness of the peer review process. The Committee welcomes submissions from scientists whose material has been peer reviewed, those who commission peer reviews and those who carry out peer review. The […]

Mar
8
2011

UKRIO submission to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into peer review

UKRIO welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry examining the peer review process. Given the major role that peer review plays in the examination of the quality of research findings prior to publication and the evaluation of research grant applications as part of the selection process for an award, it […]

Mar
5
2011

Academy of Medical Sciences: A new pathway for the regulation and governance of health research

The report of the Academy’s review of the regulation and governance of health research, chaired by Sir Michael Rawlins, has been published. The review was convened in response to an invitation by Government to review the governance and regulation of health research in the UK involving human participants, tissue or personal data. The review’s recommendations […]

Jan
21
2011

UKRIO responds to British Medical Journal editorial and article on research misconduct

We have written to BMJ to clarify certain statements concerning UKRIO which appear in a recent editorial and article on research misconduct. Our letter can be found here and we are grateful to BMJ for allowing us to set the record straight. The editorial and article are fascinating reading and we welcome their publication as […]

Dec
6
2010

Relocation of the UK Research Integrity Office

UKRIO today transfers from its host organisation, Universities UK, and becomes a company limited by guarantee. There will be no break in the continuity of UKRIO’s services and it will continue to provide independent and expert advice to research organisations, researchers and the public. Neither our change in status nor our relocation will compromise the […]

Oct
1
2010

Publication of UKRIO Information Note: Guidance for researchers on retractions in academic journals

UKRIO and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) have produced an information note to raise awareness of the proper criteria for retractions in academic journals and remind researchers that good practice in research includes reporting concerns about the conduct of research, including its publication and dissemination. It is important that all involved in research are […]

Sep
26
2010

Publication of the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity

The principles and responsibilities set out in the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity represent the first international effort to encourage the development of unified policies, guidelines and codes of conduct, with the long-range goal of fostering greater integrity in research worldwide. The ‘Statement is the product of the collective efforts of the 340 individuals from […]

Sep
14
2010

UKRIO responds to the second call for evidence of the Academy of Medical Sciences’ review of the regulation and governance of medical research

UKRIO welcomes this opportunity to use its unique experience and expertise to contribute to the review of the regulation and governance of medical research by the Academy of Medical Sciences, in particular the proposal of placing responsibility for different aspects of medical research regulation within a ‘single research regulator’. We fully support attempts to improve […]

Sep
7
2010

UKRIO responds to the publication of the final report of the UK Research Integrity Futures Working Group

UKRIO has responded to the publication of the final report of the UK Research Integrity Futures Working Group, chaired by Professor Dame Janet Finch. The Group was established in the spring of 2009 to consider the existing arrangements for research integrity support in the UK and the nature of any new arrangements from 2010. UKRIO […]

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