UK Committee on Research Integrity

This committee is hosted by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) but does not fall under standard UKRI governance.

The UK Committee on Research Integrity (UK CORI) fills a vital role for the sector with responsibility for promoting research integrity.

The UK Committee on Research Integrity was formed following a report by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee in 2018 which recommended greater attention be given to research integrity.

Following wide engagement across the research sector in 2020 to 2021, plans for the committee were confirmed and an open recruitment campaign started.

The committee:

  • promotes research integrity across the UK and internationally
  • maintains and supports high integrity in all research environments and across all disciplines
  • supports good governance of research practice, including through strategic input into processes relating to regulation and assurance
  • identifies how systemic pressures affect research integrity, and builds opportunities for the system to develop and improve
  • works widely with the research system including higher education institutions, research institutes, public, private and third sector organisations
  • works collaboratively with existing bodies on national and local levels to enhance research integrity in the UK.

Collaboration

Collaboration is at the heart of the UK Committee on Research Integrity. We are asking for views from the research community and look forward to hearing from voices across the research system.

We value the work of existing key bodies and work closely with them. There are many UK and international bodies that are active in research integrity, these include:

  • UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO)
  • Signatories of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity
  • UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN)
  • Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Governance

The UK Committee on Research Integrity is a free-standing committee, hosted by UKRI for three years on behalf of the sector.

Committee members

An open recruitment campaign for a committee chair and committee members was conducted in 2021 to 2022.

This resulted in the appointment of co-chairs and eight members who bring expertise and experience from a breadth of disciplines and areas including publishing, government, research at various career stages and research policy and governance. ​​​​​​​

The committee members are:

  • Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill (co-chair), Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research and Professor of Health and Anthropology at the University of Bristol
  • Professor Andrew George MBE (co-chair), Non-executive Director of Health Education England and Health Research Authority
  • Professor Nandini Das, Professor of Early Modern Literature and Culture at the University of Oxford
  • Professor Maria Delgado, Professor and Vice Principal (Research and Knowledge Exchange) at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Louise Dunlop, Head of Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity at Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Suzanne Farley, Editorial Director at the Public Library of Science
  • Professor Ian Gilmore, Head of Science at the National Physical Laboratory
  • Dr Ralitsa Madsen, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at UCL Cancer Institute
  • Dame Jil Matheson, Honorary Secretary of the Academy of Social Sciences and fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
  • Professor Miles Padgett FRS FRSE, Royal Society Research Professor and Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow.

Meetings

The committee meets formally at least four times per year. Minutes of the committee’s formal meetings will be uploaded here once they have been approved.

Committee meetings will take place at venues throughout the UK. If you would be able to host the committee for one of its meetings, please let us know by emailing: secretariat@ukcori.org

2022

  • 20 May, UKRI London office
  • 11 July, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • 10 October, University of Glasgow

2023

  • 26 January, location to be confirmed
  • 24 April, location to be confirmed

Meeting minutes

2022 meeting minutes

Contact information

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Further reading

Additional resources

Last updated: 26 August 2022

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