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UKRIO research misconduct procedure


How should institutions report the outcomes of research misconduct investigations?

UKRIO established standards for reporting the outcomes of misconduct investigations in our Procedure for the Investigation of Misconduct in Research (2008). A central component of the Procedure is how to make appropriate disclosures to regulators, funders, professional bodies, partner organisations, journals and participants. The Procedure recommends when a case generates wider interest and media coverage, […]


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 […]


How open should institutions be about the outcomes of research misconduct investigations?

There are some issues which crop up in requests for our advice time and time again. One of these is how open should institutions be when discussing the outcomes of investigations into allegations of research misconduct. What should they say when an enquiry finishes? What information should they give out about a proven allegation? What […]


Update: feedback sought on UKRIO’s Procedure for the Investigation of Misconduct in Research

In September 2008, UKRIO launched its standard Procedure for the Investigation of Misconduct in Research. The Procedure is designed to ensure that investigations of alleged research misconduct are carried out thoroughly and fairly. It works with existing institutional processes such as disciplinary and grievance procedures and does not replace them. Since its launch, the Procedure […]

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