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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


UKRIO responds to review of The Concordat to Support Research Integrity

UKRIO welcomes the report by Universities UK into the implementation and impact of The Concordat to Support Research Integrity. It highlights the vital work being carried out by the UK research community to safeguard research integrity, essential to maintain high standards in research and enhance the UK’s international reputation. The progress report recognises UKRIO as […]


2016 annual conference: presentations now available

Our fourth annual research integrity conference focused on how to support a culture of high quality and ethical research. Speakers, such as Sir Malcolm Grant, former President and Provost of University College London,  discussed how to respond to common issues and pitfalls, while UKRIO and invited guests provided an update for new developments within the sector, such […]


Update: UKRIO Self-Assessment Tool for The Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Universities UK has undertaken a review of The Concordat to Support Research Integrity on behalf of its signatories. UUK’s review has focussed on the ways in which the Concordat has been implemented by universities and the strengths and weaknesses evident in the approach, as well as the views of stakeholders on challenges and progress since the publication […]


UKRIO annual conference 13 May 2015: update on confirmed speakers

Delegate registration is still open for UKRIO’s 2015 annual conference, taking place on Wednesday 13 May 2015 at the Kensington Close Hotel, London W8 5SP. Held in central London, the conference will address how to promote and sustain good research practice and a culture of research integrity. We will discuss how to respond to common […]


New guidance for UKRIO subscribers: Self-Assessment Tool for the Concordat to Support Research Integrity

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity sets out five key commitments on research integrity. The major funders of research and universities in the UK now require compliance with the Concordat as a condition of their grants. It can be challenging to put high-level statements on research standards into practice and many institutions and researchers have asked UKRIO […]


Research Councils UK updates Concordat assurance questions

In 2012, UK research funders and other bodies published the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, setting out what actions they require employers and researchers to take in support of research integrity. The Concordat also describes how its authors will monitor the implementation of the new requirements: ‘To provide assurance over efforts to strengthen research integrity, Research […]

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