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The research integrity concordat: key issues, research culture and best practice

Date & Time:

18th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15



In 2018, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee reported concerns about compliance by universities with The Concordat to Support Research Integrity. The Concordat was designed to safeguard a culture of good practice in academic, scientific and medical research, as well as being a condition of grants from the major UK research funders.

This session will examine the challenges and new requirements facing research institutions following the Committee’s report. How should universities respond to the forthcoming revised Concordat to Support Research Integrity and the proposed national oversight committee for investigations of misconduct? The Committee reported concerns about the reporting of clinical trials: what should universities do? Most importantly, how can institutions go beyond contractual compliance and promote a culture that supports research that is high quality and of high ethical standards? The Committee’s report highlighted the many factors that can impact on research integrity, ethics and governance – what can institutions do to address this?

Delegates will have the opportunity to share the issues that they are facing at their institutions and discuss possible solutions, as well as receiving an update on key developments in the UK research integrity landscape.

Presented by:

James Parry - Chief Executive, UK Research Integrity Office


Theme: Guest session
Level: Open to all
Date: 18th June 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:15
Room: Studio