Building on the successes of UKRIO’s monthly research integrity webinars, we have taken our annual conference entirely online. For the first time in its 8-year history, this free event will take place across two days, Wednesday 19 May and Thursday 20 May, with a deep dive into research integrity and “good research practice in a changing world”. UKRIO’s annual conference is the principal research integrity event in the UK and, since 2013, has been an essential resource for the research community and policy makers.
The next webinar in the series of monthly sessions from the UK Research Integrity Office will be An Introduction to Research Integrity, discussing key issues relating to good practice in research and the challenges that researchers can face when ensuring that research is high quality and of high ethical standards. The webinar will be of particular interest to research students; early-career researchers; and team leaders, principal investigators, managers, supervisors, research integrity officers and others who wish to make sure their researchers are informed about issues of good research practice.
This conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in good research practice, research integrity, research ethics, improving research culture, ensuring quality and high ethical standards in research, or in addressing sloppiness or misconduct in research. The event will be of particular interest to researchers, research students and research administrators; people with managerial, supervisory or leadership roles in research; and people working in the fields of research integrity, research ethics, research culture, research governance or research policy.
The second webinar of the 2021 monthly series from the UK Research Integrity Office will focus on animals in research. This webinar will explore the revised UKRIO research integrity primer on research involving animals and its intended use will be discussed, the issues surrounding legal and ethical acquisition of animal material for use in research and the ethical review of Non A(SP)A research
This webinar will discuss issues of good practice from the perspective of academic publishers. What issues do editors, journals and publishers face in safeguarding good research practice? How can researchers and publishers best work together to ensure the integrity of the research record? What might best practice in disseminating research look like?
The focus of this webinar is consent. Informed consent is an essential element of research integrity and one of the founding principles of research ethics. It is a communication process between the researcher and the research participant. For a human participant to voluntarily enter research they must have the full information about what it means for them to take part. Only then can they give consent before they enter the research. The speakers will discuss best practice in obtaining consent in different research disciplines.