New study on research integrity from Vitae and UKRIO

Vitae in partnership with UKRIO have been commissioned by Research England, on behalf of UKRI to undertake a research integrity landscape study.

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2012) defines research integrity as

‘maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research’

This includes:

  • Honesty in all aspects of research
  • Rigour in methods, interpretations and communication
  • Transparency and open communication
  • Care and respect for participants, subjects and the stewardship of research and scholarship

This study will consider the effects of incentives (drivers and motivators) in the research system on researcher behaviour in the context of research integrity, how these incentives are perceived by different stakeholders and the impact of these incentives on researcher behaviour and organisational practices more broadly.  The study involves a number of research workshops and a large-scale researcher survey. 

We are looking for researchers at all career stages (from PhD candidate upwards) and in all disciplines, who are based in the UK, to participate in a workshop. 

These half-day events are taking place during October in Edinburgh, Bristol and London. 

Would you like to contribute to a research study of research integrity?
 
If so, you can find out more and register your interest here.

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