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The next steps for research integrity and reproducibility

Morning, Thursday, 24th November 2022

This conference looks at the next steps of research integrity and reproducibility - examining current practice, key developments and implications for funders, researchers and institutions.

It will be an opportunity to discuss priorities for the new UK Committee on Research Integrity, and alongside the ongoing parliamentary inquiry into what the Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology has termed the ‘reproducibility crisis’.

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Co-chair, UK Committee on Research Integrity; and James Parry, Chief Executive, UK Research Integrity Office.

Sessions in the agenda look at:

  • realigning the system - priorities for ensuring that responsibility, honesty and integrity are at the heart of the research system
  • research culture - the impact of current structures on research conduct
    • reproducibility - implementing systems that support replicable research and promote collaborative working - options for improving research design and dissemination processes
    • openness and transparency - publishing negative results, original code, data sets and research methods
  • the role of key stakeholders - assessing how funding mechanisms, career development and publishing models can interact to promote good practice
    • research leadership - strategies and interventions to promote cultural shifts across institutions and disciplines - balancing competition with collaboration
    • funders - the influence of investment decisions on supporting integrity in research
    • publishers - options for realigning incentives and improving systems of peer review
    • the public and policymakers - engendering trust, and the potential of open and transparent practice to enhance research impact
  • a global approach - priorities for establishing international principles on research integrity and practice

Keynote Speakers

James Parry

Chief Executive, UK Research Integrity Office

Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill

Co-chair, UK Committee on Research Integrity


Rebecca Veitch

Head of Research Integrity, UKRI

Professor David Sampson

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, University of Surrey

Till Bruckner

Founder, TranspariMED

Professor Nick Bailey

Director, Urban Big Data Centre

Rebecca Lawrence

Managing Director, F1000

Rowena Lamb

Head of Research Integrity, University College London

Chris Graf

Research Integrity Director, Springer Nature