Research Integrity: How best to support early career researchers within HEI training programmes

Vitae logo A Vitae London Hub event

25 September 2014: Macmillan Hall, Senate House,  University of
London, Malet Street,  London WC1E 7HU 


The meeting will focus on the Professional Conduct sub-domain(C1) of the Researcher Development Framework, specifically exploring the importance of research integrity for early career researchers and related approaches for researcher developers. Participants will:

  • Understand how other institutions are training researchers in research integrity and share their own experiences
  • Hear about the policy and strategic context for approaches to research integrity
  • Explore approaches for researcher developers and other stakeholders to support researchers to carry out research with integrity and
  • Consider how these approaches could be incorporated into existing HEI training programmes for early career researchers

 Audience:  researcher developers and research integrity staff


09.30 - 10.00Registration and coffee
10.00 - 10.10

Anna Price (Vitae London Hub Coordinator)

10.10 – 10.40

Research integrity: isn't it obvious?
James Parry (UK Research Integrity Office – UKRIO)

10.40 – 11.00 Taster of Training approaches:
Amy Moore (Institute of Cancer Research) Tina Ramkalawan (Brunel University)
11.00 – 11.30

Round Table discussions   Facilitators: Amy Moore, Tina Ramkalawan

  • What does your institution already do
  • What are the ongoing issues
  • How might we work together to tackle the issues
11.30 – 11.45 Feedback from discussion
11.45 – 12.00 Tea and Coffee
12.00 – 12.30

Virtues or skills: What has researcher development got to do with research integrity?   
Andrew Rawnsley   (UKCGE)

12.30 – 13.00

The reproducibility problem – Nature’s perspective 
Ritu Dhand (Editorial Director, Nature)

13.00  - 14.00 Networking lunch
14.00 -   14.15

Round Table discussion   (chair James Parry)
Case studies – discussion of common scenarios – including looking at best course of action to resolve the issues involved

14.15 - 14.40 Feedback from discussion
14.40 -14.55 Qs around how research integrity issues could be incorporated into HEI researcher development, who to speak to about them and whose responsibility within HEIs it would be to deal with them.
14.55 – 15.05 TEA and COFFEE
15.05 – 15.35 Report from Russell Group: A collaborative approach to ensure the expectations of the Concordat are met
Marice Lunny (King’s College London)
15.35 – 16.05

Research Integrity: beyond regulation
Ben Johnson (HEFCE)

16.05– 16.15

Round up of Meeting
Anna Price (Vitae London Hub Coordinator)