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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 […]

May
12
2020

Coronavirus/COVID-19 update

UKRIO continues to follow advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Government. Our premises will remain closed for the foreseeable future, with UKRIO’s staff and volunteers working from home. UKRIO is still operating and it is business as usual, with support and services that we normally provide face-to-face being delivered through other means. […]

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
20
2020

UKRIO annual conference postponed until 16 October

UKRIO’s annual conference scheduled for 6 May 2020 has been postponed. It will now be taking place on Friday 16 October 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE. All bookings for 6 May will be transferred to the new conference date. If you are unable to attend or […]

Mar
17
2020

UKRIO response to Coronavirus/COVID19

In light of yesterday’s statement from the Prime Minister and advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Government, UKRIO’s premises have now been closed for the foreseeable future. However, UKRIO is still operating and it is business as usual.   If you need to contact us, please use email or the contact form […]

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 […]

Jan
10
2020

Interested in working in research integrity, research ethics and research culture?

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) is an independent charity, offering support to the public, researchers and organisations to further good practice in academic, scientific and medical research. We pursue these aims through our publications on research practice, the support and services we provide to organisations, our education and training activities, and by providing expert […]

Dec
26
2019

Andrew Miller

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the news that Andrew Miller, one of the UKRIO Trustees, passed away on Christmas Eve. Andrew was a valued friend and colleague and he was passionate about UKRIO and the importance of science and research. He had served as a Labour Member of […]

Dec
13
2019

Vacancies at UKRIO

Working for UKRIO 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 work with universities, NHS Trusts, other research organisations, Government, regulatory and professional bodies, as well as with our counterparts in […]

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