Westminster Higher Education Forum

Conferences that are scheduled to take place before September will be conducted online.
The format will mirror physical conferences organised by the Forum with speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish.
The conferences will be chaired and there will be opportunities for delegate questions and comments.
We will be contacting all participants in advance of each conference with full information and guidance on how to take part.
There will be some exceptions where conferences will be postponed, for instance those that would largely involve key stakeholders in the NHS or emergency services.
All participants affected by this will be informed as soon as possible.
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Protecting research integrity: reproducibility, the impact of the REF and improving governance

October 2018

The conference examined the next steps for protecting research integrity in higher education, looking at ethics and best practice, reproducibility, the impact of the REF, and practical strategies for improving research integrity and governance.

Delegates discussed the recommendations of the recent report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee’s inquiry on research integrity, looking ahead at the content of the revised Concordat which will be published early next year.

Sessions also addressed policy priorities for tackling the key challenges to research integrity including issues surrounding reproducibility and ethics, particularly in clinical trials.

The importance of reforming research culture was also discussed by delegates, with speakers highlighting the need to target early careers researchers when looking to embed good research practice.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates