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Jun
11
2020

Incentives in research: self-awareness and sobering reading

Ian L Boyd, Chair, UKRIO There is a telling quotation at the beginning of the recently published report Research Integrity: A Landscape study. It is “I think the main thing to tackle would be the incentive structure, in terms of publishing, funding, promotion, etc. But ultimately the responsibility lies with the people conducting the research.” […]

Jun
11
2020

Publication of ‘Research integrity: a landscape study’

Today UKRI publishes a new report, Research Integrity: A Landscape study. The study, carried out by Vitae, in partnership with UKRIO and the UKRN, considers the effects of incentives in the research system on researcher behaviour in the context of research integrity. It also considers how these incentives are perceived by different stakeholders and the […]

Jun
3
2020

UKRIO research integrity webinar 10 June: publication ethics

DELEGATE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW OPEN UKRIO research integrity webinar: publication ethics 10am – 12 noon, Wednesday 10 June 2020 Delegate price: free Publication ethics involves many different areas. In this webinar, our speakers will focus on three of the most pressing and problematic, outlining issues researchers and their institutions need to be […]

Apr
30
2020

UKRIO research integrity webinar 6 May: sector update

DELEGATE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW OPEN UKRIO research integrity webinar: sector update 10am – 12 noon, Wednesday 6 May 2020 Delegate price: free   Overview This is the first in the series of monthly webinars from the UK Research Integrity Office on research integrity and related issues. Our first webinar, 10:00-12:00 on 6 […]

Apr
8
2020

New guidance: Research Ethics Support and Review in Research Organisations

Today the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) and the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) publish Research Ethics Support and Review in Research Organisations, to support the research community in achieving high standards of research ethics review. The guidance offers benchmark policies and processes which organisations can use to create, revise or audit institutional […]

Mar
6
2020

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 […]

Mar
6
2020

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 […]

Jan
10
2020

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 […]

Dec
13
2019

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 […]

Jul
11
2019

Would you like to contribute to a landscape study of research integrity?

From the Vitae website: Vitae in partnership with UKRIO have been commissioned by Research England, on behalf of UKRI to undertake a research integrity landscape study. This project will consider the effects of incentives in the research system on researcher behaviour in the context of research integrity, how these incentives are perceived by different stakeholders and the impact of these […]

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