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.
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