Vitae News: Research integrity study, new IPO programme and RRI survey - October 2019

Vitae News: Research integrity study, new IPO programme and RRI survey - October 2019

Would you like to contribute to a research study of research integrity in the UK?

Research England, on behalf of UKRI, have commissioned Vitae in partnership with the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) to conduct a study exploring what motivates researchers to maintain high standards of research integrity.

The study aims to understand pressures, incentives, disciplinary norms, and personal motivations that may affect the way research is carried out. Researchers at all career stages, including doctoral candidates from all disciplines, based in the UK, are invited to participate in a large-scale survey.

Please forward the survey to your networks. Closing date, Wednesday 6 November.
All individuals and organisations connected to UK academic research are welcome to respond, including professionals in researcher development, research ethics, policy, funding and publishing.

Complete research integrity survey

Vitae and Intellectual Property Office (IPO) partnering for second year to deliver ‘IP for Research’ programme

This programme has been developed to increase the Intellectual Property (IP) knowledge and skills of doctoral and early career researchers to ensure they understand the role IP plays in achieving their research goals.
We are recruiting 10 institutions across the UK to host half-day workshops in which participants will learn about the importance of IP in research, as well as key elements of IP such as: 
  • IP Rights – copyright, patents, design and trade marks
  • Commercialisation of IP within research projects
  • Role of the Knowledge Exchange/Technology Transfer office and its support of research projects
The deadline for expressions of interest to host a workshop is 09:00am on 11 November 2019. Do pass this call on to your institution’s Knowledge Exchange/Technology Transfer Office and/or Researcher Development team as appropriate.

Register interest to host

Responsible Research and Innovation Networking Globally (RRING) survey

As a partner in the Responsible Research and Innovation Networking Globally (RRING) project, we would like to invite you to respond to a global survey regarding your experiences with research and innovation. 

The survey aims to explore how good practices are established in different research and innovation contexts across the world and we are looking for respondents working in research and/or innovation from research institutes, funders, industry and policy bodies.

This global survey forms a part of the EU Horizon 2020 ‘Responsible Research and Innovation Networking Globally’ (RRING) project. 


Find out more
& participate

UKRSA endorses Researcher Development Concordat

UKRSA in association with Vitae, aims to provide a collective voice for research staff across the UK, through building researcher communities and influencing policy. Read about their reaction to the Researcher Development Concordat. 

Read UKRSA's blog

Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2019 videos

Recordings of the plenary sessions from both days of the Vitae Researcher International Development Conference are now available on our website for Vitae members and conference attendees. Apart from providing an excellent recap of the event, it's a chance to watch the 'other half plenary' that you didn't attend.


Watch plenary videos