The University of Cambridge is a subscriber to the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO). UKRIO is an independent charity, offering support to the public, researchers and organisation to further good practice in academic, scientific and medical research. UKRIO offer a range of guidance and services that may be of use to University staff and students.
UKRIO Advice Service
UKRIO provides an independent, expert and confidential advice service that is open all for questions and advice relating to the conduct of academic, scientific and medical research, from issues of good practice in research to concerns about research misconduct. UKRIO welcomes enquiries on general or hypothetical topics, as well as those on specific research projects, issues and cases.
Anyone wishing to seek advice from the UKRIO can do so through their online advice form, which also provides detailed guidelines on seeking advice: http://ukrio.org/get-advice-from-ukrio/.
UKRIO guidance documents
UKRIO also produce guidance documents for organisations and researchers. Currently these include:
- The UKRIO Checklist for Researchers: This provides a one-page checklist of the key points of good practice in researchers to assist researcher in fulfilling the requirements of regulatory, funding and other bodies and ensure that important issues have not been overlooked.
- Guidance for researchers on retractions in academic journals: This guidance note is designed to help researchers understand procedures for retractions, corrections and expression of concern in academic journals.
- Case study pack: A collection of case studies of research integrity scenarios that could be used for training and teaching research integrity and ethics. More such packs are available from the University’s Research Governance and Integrity Officer.