Morning, Thursday, 11th October 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar examines the next steps for protecting research integrity in higher education.
It follows the recent publication of the report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry on research integrity.
Delegates will consider the inquiry’s key findings which identified that progress to implement the Concordat to Support Research Integrity had been slow and recommended that UKRI establish a national committee to independently verify whether a research institution had followed appropriate process to investigate misconduct.
Those attending will also look at the upcoming response to the Committee’s report from the Concordat, in light of recommendations that signatories strengthen and update the Concordat in relation to training; processes for responding to allegations of misconduct; and the publication of ‘negative’ research results by making the requirements and expectations of higher education institutions clearer.
Planned sessions will also discuss the steps that might be taken to overcome issues around the reproducibility of research, as well as consider the impact of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) on the research environment and what might be done to avoid creating a ‘publish or perish’ culture.
Discussion will also take place on practical strategies for supporting research integrity and governance - including the potential use of open data.