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Research integrity in the news

Oct
30
2018

UKRIO welcomes House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s report on clinical trial transparency

The UK Research Integrity Office welcomes the report on clinical trial transparency, and the recommendations within it, published today by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee as part of its inquiry into research integrity. A key standard in our Code of Practice for Research is that ‘researchers have a duty to publish the […]

Sep
13
2018

UKRIO welcomes responses from Government and UKRI to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s report on research integrity

The UK Research Integrity Office welcomes the responses from the Government and UK Research & Innovation to the Science and Technology Committee’s report on research integrity. While the UK research community has made considerable progress on research integrity in recent years, the Committee’s report shows that there is no room for complacency. The Government’s response […]

Jul
11
2018

UKRIO welcomes House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s report on research integrity

The UK Research Integrity Office welcomes the Science and Technology Committee’s in-depth inquiry into research integrity. Research integrity safeguards high scientific standards and is essential to retain the public’s trust, enhance the UK’s international reputation, and ensure the safety and wellbeing of research participants. The report recognises the important role UKRIO has played, and will continue […]

Jan
31
2018

UKRIO evidence session with House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

On Tuesday 30 January, Sir Bernard Silverman, Chair of UKRIO’s Trustees, and James Parry, our Chief Executive, gave evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s ongoing inquiry into research integrity. You can watch a video of the session online. Further information about the inquiry can be found on the Science and Technology […]

Jan
29
2018

Self-Assessment Tool for The Concordat To Support Research Integrity

Devised by the UK Government, Universities UK and major funding agencies, The Concordat to Support Research Integrity sets out five commitments that those engaged in research should make to help ensure that the highest standards of rigour and integrity are maintained. These key commitments apply to researchers, their employers and funding bodies alike. The major funders […]

Jun
16
2013

The Independent ‘The bad science scandal’ – with response from Universities UK

Updated 21st June: The Independent reports on steps that the UK is apparently taking to ensure high standards in research integrity. However, a response from Universities UK describes the article as ‘somewhat alarmist and misleading’ The Independent: The bad science scandal: how fact-fabrication is damaging UK’s global name for research Universities UK: Misleading articles on […]

Jun
6
2013

HEFCE to require compliance with research integrity Concordat

Times Higher Education reports that the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) will make compliance with the Concordat to Support Research Integrity a condition of its grants to higher education institutions. The requirement will come into force from the 2013-14 academic year onwards. According to the article, institutions will not have to demonstrate full […]

May
22
2013

Update: coverage of UKRIO at World Conference on Research Integrity

The recent third World Conference on Research Integrity, held in Montreal on 5-8 May, has received extensive coverage in the academic press. A selection of articles is given below. Times Higher discussed the keynote address of Professor Michael Farthing, Vice-Chair of UKRIO and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex: Times Higher Education: Fear of getting […]

Jan
9
2013

Rehabilitation programmes for scientists involved in research misconduct

Saint Louis University in the United States has created a course to help rehabilitate researchers who have committed research misconduct. Nature reports how the university has launched its ‘RePAIR’ programme – ‘Restoring Professionalism and Integrity in Research’ – in response to the rapid growth of misconduct cases. The US Office of Research Integrity (ORI) reported that […]

Dec
4
2012

Pre-publication research granted exemption from the Freedom of Information Act

The Government has agreed to introduce an exemption to the Freedom Information Act for on-going research. The proposed amendment will afford the protection already existing in Scotland to pre-publication research conducted in England and Wales. The announcement was made in response to a report by the House of Common Justice Committee. This recommended that pre- publication […]

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