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Sep
2
2021

New edition of UKRIO Self-Assessment Tool for Concordat to Support Research Integrity

UKRIO has published a new edition of its Self-Assessment Tool for the Concordat to Support Research Integrity We have fully revised our guidance to reflect the second edition of the Concordat published in 2019. This new edition of the Self-Assessment Tool includes: A summary of changes to the second edition of the Concordat and the minimum compliance […]

May
17
2021

Places still available for our free online conference

Places are still available for this year’s UKRIO annual conference. To book your ticket for our free online event, just click on the image above or on this booking link. The full event programme can be found here.   In light of the ongoing pandemic, UKRIO has taken the decision to host our next Annual Conference […]

Apr
30
2021

Interested in working in good research practice, ethics and research culture?

UKRIO is recruiting a Project Officer to assist with its work supporting high quality and ethical standards in UK research. This 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 are looking […]

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 […]

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