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Would you like to contribute to a research study of research integrity?

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2012) defines research integrity as ‘maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research’

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity (2012) defines research integrity as ‘maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research’


  • Honesty in all aspects of research
  • Rigour in methods, interpretations and communication
  • Transparency and open communication

Care and respect for participants, subjects and the stewardship of research and scholarship Vitae in partnership with UKRIO have been commissioned by Research England, on behalf of UKRI to undertake a research integrity landscape study. This study will consider the effects of incentives (drivers and motivators) in the research system on researcher behaviour in the context of research integrity, how these incentives are perceived by different stakeholders and the impact of these incentives on researcher behaviour and organisational practices more broadly.  The study involves a number of research workshops and a large-scale researcher survey.  We are looking for researchers at all career stages (from PhD candidate upwards) and in all disciplines, who are based in the UK, to participate in a workshop. These half-day events are taking place during October in Edinburgh, Bristol and London. 

You can find out more and register your interest here.

On behalf of Dr Scott Mc Laughlin, PRAG-UK are asking for your participation to the ongoing effort to better understand how “arts-practitioners in academia”* document their research .  We would be grateful if you could please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey –

Documentation is personal as it is varied. It might mean the snippets we capture at the moment, squirrelled away to later use to reveal aspects of the research process/context that the work itself obscures; whether for REF, or a journal article, or a personal blog. Equally, documentation can be the time/resource-intensive process of tracking the operation of work from start to finish and onwards.

The point of this survey is to reveal as much variation in approach as possible. With enough responses, this may allow us to build a more substantial research project on this in future. Ultimately, I hope that this will be useful to begin capturing a better sense of what UK Practice Research looks like.

The survey is anonymous and asks for no identifying information. There are only six questions so it really shouldn’t take long; though if you have strong opinions on this topic, then there’s room for that response also.

*both terms should be taken in the broadest sense possible, the point is not to exclude any discipline/practice or level of time-commitment to your institution.