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.
All UKRIO events will be conducted virtually until further notice. Our annual conference will be held entirely online: Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, the Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation and Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge, will open our virtual conference, which will take place across two days on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 May 2021. Meanwhile, we have started a series of monthly research integrity webinars and other virtual events. Please contact us for more information.
- UKRIO subscriber institutions should contact UKRIO staff using their direct email addresses as usual.
- To seek advice on good research practice or to raise concerns about possible misconduct, please use this form to contact us; the form also has additional information on our role and remit.
- We have recently published our Recommended Checklist for Research Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This new guidance is aimed at individuals and organisations performing research of any kind during a pandemic – helping them anticipate issues that may affect the quality and ethical standards of their research and think about how they might be addressed. The Checklist is applicable to all research disciplines, including but not limited to research on COVID-19 and related topics.
- Our free monthly webinars on research integrity will be continuing this year. Our January webinar will focus on good research practice from the publishers’ perspective – book your free place here. Information on future webinars will be announced shortly; in the meantime, slides from previous webinars can be found here.
- We now have a YouTube channel with some of our webinars recorded onto there : UKRIO Webinars
- In 2021 we will be continuing our new series of virtual roundtables for our subscribers. Subscribers will be able to discuss the issues that matter to them, share their own experiences, and seek views from their peers and UKRIO experts. These events will be centred around key topics for the UK research community and new dates will be announced soon.
- In a few weeks’ time we will be launching a new edition of our Concordat Self-Assessment Tool, revised in line with the second edition of The Concordat to Support Research Integrity. Some advance content, discussing annual research integrity statements, is available on our website.
- We will also be releasing a consultation version of the second edition of our research misconduct investigation procedure.