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The Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Jan
20
2014

RCUK publishes annual narrative statement on research integrity

Research Councils UK has published its first annual narrative statement on research integrity. Signatories to the Concordat to Support Research Integrity commit to produce such annual statements. This statement from RCUK covers the first year following the launch of the Concordat, July 2012 to June 2013. UKRIO welcomes RCUK’s publication of this statement. Not only does […]

Jul
29
2013

HEFCE publishes guidance on compliance with research integrity concordat

On 24th July, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) published the circular letter ‘Compliance with the Concordat to support research integrity.’ The publication follows HEFCE’s consultation which establishes that Concordat compliance is a condition for HEFCE grants. Institutions will be asked to demonstrate their compliance with the Concordat in their annual assurance statements, […]

Jul
21
2013

Research Councils UK publishes assurance questions for UK universities on research integrity

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, […]

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 […]

Mar
8
2013

UKRIO responds to HEFCE consultation on research integrity concordat

UKRIO has responded to the consultation by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) on whether compliance with the Concordat to Support Research Integrity should become a condition of its grants to higher education institutions. We agree that demonstrating compliance with the Concordat should be integrated into HEFCE’s existing reporting requirements. As with the […]

Feb
26
2013

Research Councils UK updates its research integrity requirements

Research Councils UK has published the RCUK Policy and Guidelines on Governance of Good Research Conduct , replacing its existing guidance on research integrity. Building on RCUK guidance published in 2009, the new document, which applies to all RCUK grants, reflects recent developments in research integrity and ongoing work in this field by RCUK, the European […]

Dec
6
2012

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity: new services for UKRIO subscribers

UKRIO is a supporter of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity. We see it as an important step in the journey towards improving research integrity and enhancing the UK’s world-class reputation for conducting exceptional and innovative research. We are expanding our programme of work to include activities that will support researchers and organisations in meeting […]

Aug
17
2012

British Medical Journal calls for greater support for UKRIO

In an editorial today, the British Medical Journal calls for UK research funders and others to do more to tackle research misconduct and for UKRIO to receive long-term funding. Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief of BMJ, said that UK research funders should make provision for independent support, advice and monitoring and that they could do this by ensuring […]

Jul
12
2012

Research integrity in the UK: the need to avoid complacency

In Times Higher Education, Michael Farthing, Vice-Chair of UKRIO, discusses the recent history of UK approaches to research integrity, the work of UKRIO and how the research community must avoid complacency on these issues, both now and in the future. Times Higher Education: Keep It Real The article is one of several on research integrity […]

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