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Government Chief Scientific Adviser to open UKRIO annual conference

Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser will be opening our 2020 conference for UKRIO’s 100+ subscribing institutions and invited guests, taking place Wednesday 6 May at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Sir Patrick will share his perspective on the research integrity agenda, drawing on his considerable experience in research and his work […]


Trends in UK Research Integrity – a decade of change?

Ian L Boyd, Chair, UKRIO It is hard to open the pages of Science or Nature these days without seeing an article about an issue concerning research integrity. Anybody naively looking in on this could be forgiven for imagining there was a crisis in the quality of research, but I suggest what is happening is […]


UKRIO training workshop for Research Ethics Committee members – 27 May 2020

Research Ethics Committee Members Regional Workshop – Hosted by University of St Andrews 10am – 4pm, Wednesday 27 March 2020 UKRIO offers a range of training sessions for members of research ethics committees (RECs) and researchers. As well as bespoke sessions for individual UKRIO subscriber institutions, we are also holding workshops which can be attended by REC Chairs […]


Interested in working in research integrity, research ethics and research culture?

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) is an independent charity, offering support to the public, researchers and organisations to further good practice in academic, scientific and medical research. We pursue these aims through our publications on research practice, the support and services we provide to organisations, our education and training activities, and by providing expert […]


Vacancies at UKRIO

Working for UKRIO is an opportunity to develop a broad base of skills in a busy charity and gain an understanding of the challenges facing the integrity and quality of research in the UK. We work with universities, NHS Trusts, other research organisations, Government, regulatory and professional bodies, as well as with our counterparts in […]


UKRIO annual conference: presentations available

Selected presentations from our 2019 research integrity conference are available on our website, with more to be added shortly. This year UKRIO’s conference gave an an update on the research integrity landscape, discussing the outcome of the House of Common’s Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into research integrity, the revision of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity and other key […]


Guest blog: Penny Hawkins and Maggy Jennings, RSPCA Research Animals Department

Ethical oversight…? Time to reflect on the meaning of ethical review on research involving animals.     The new UKRIO primer on research involving animals rightly emphasises the need for ‘ethical oversight’ within responsible research conduct, but when, where and how is this done?  Are all current research review and decision-making processes really ‘considering ethics’?  […]


UKRIO Annual Conference: update on speakers

Delegate registration for this event has now closed. Please contact us if you would like to go on the waiting list in case any places become available.   Unfortunately, Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, is no longer able to speak at our conference. Instead, UKRIO’s current Chair, Professor Sir Bernard Silverman, will reflect on […]


Additional speakers announced for UKRIO 2019 conference

Delegate registration for this event has now closed. Please contact us if you would like to go on the waiting list in case any places become available. Held in central London, the conference will address how to support a culture of high quality and ethical research. We will discuss how to respond to common issues and pitfalls […]


Reminder: consultation on revised Research Integrity Concordat closing soon

The public consultation on the revision of The Concordat to Support Research Integrity will close next week. To submit your views to the Concordat Signatories, please follow the instructions on the Universities UK website: Consultation on The Concordat to Support Research Integrity To ensure that your views are taken into account, please submit your comments via the Universities […]

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