The Future of Research Integrity & Ethics in Higher Education

At this event we will scrutinise the latest issues and developments in research integrity. Delegates will explore the policy context, the ethics around industry funding of research, and issues of diversity, inclusion, and fairness in evaluating research. 

Excellence & integrity

Integrity and ethics are at the heart of higher education research. Failure to uphold integrity can damage the reputation of institutions, hinder progress, and waste valuable resources.

Join Holyrood as we explore how to improve research integrity and governance in your institution.

Key issues we’ll examine with you

  • Priorities for REF2021 and the Research Integrity Concordat
  • Monitoring, compliance & benchmarking
  • Detecting research misconduct & embedding fair processes to deal with it
  • Improving research integrity in practice 
  • Successful training and development programmes for researchers

Who should attend?

  • Academics
  • Research policy officers/managers
  • Post-graduate students 

Agenda*

09:45 Registration and Refreshments

10:25 Opening Remarks from the Chair

10:30 Session 1: Policy and Context

  • Overview of sector developments & UKRI update
  • Overview of integrity and ethical issues in research
  • Priorities for REF2021 and the Research Integrity Concordat

10:30 From Compliance To Culture: Making A Habit of Excellence

  • The quality of UK research is under scrutiny: how did we get here?
  • The sector responds: government, funders, institutions, REF2021
  • Beyond compliance: actions for making good practice the norm

Dr Tanita Casci, Head of Research Policy, University of Glasgow

11:00 Thinking about Diversity when Evaluating Research: lessons from the history of peer review

  • Modern practices of peer review developed in very different social-historical contexts, and to serve different functions – but that historical legacy still underlies much of what we do today
  • The Royal Society (London) is the publisher of the world’s longest-running scientific journal – and has a fantastic archive for investigating the history of peer review
  • That history illuminates how choosing a suitable group of evaluators involves a difficult trade-off between shared norms and the risk of group-thinking

Professor Aileen Fyfe, School of History, University of St Andrews 

11:45 Questions and Discussion

11:55 Refreshments and Networking

12:15 Session 2: Achieving Excellence

  • Challenges in assessing research integrity
  • Monitoring, compliance & benchmarking
  • Detecting research misconduct & embedding fair processes to deal with it
  • Relationships between industry and universities 

12:15 Dr Niamh Fitzgerald, Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling

12:45 The Role of Ethical Review in Research Governance

  • Ethical review – from application to approval
  • Systems and processes
  • Some common issues

Dr Muir Houston, Senior Lecturer and College Ethics Officer, University of Glasgow

13:15 Question and Discussion

13:25 Lunch and Networking

14:15 Session 3: Good Practice

  • Examples of good practice from across the sector
  • Improving research integrity in practice 
  • Successful training and development programmes for researchers
  • Good conduct in peer review

14:15 Nick Bibby, Director of the Scottish Policy and Research Exchange Centre

14:45 Improving Practice? Questions of Context

  • Context of current discussion regarding the revision of the Concordat and the implications for wider engagement in ethical and integrity issues
  • Exploration of ‘carrot’ rather than ‘stick’ approaches to ethical oversight

 Dr James Simpson, Reader in French and College Ethics Officer, University of Glasgow

15:15 Questions and Discussion

15:25 Closing Remarks from the Chair

15:30 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change



Our events are CPD certified. The full day of this event is equivalent to 2 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

 

Speaker callout

We are committed to bringing the latest policy information with engaging dialogue and practical case studies to make a real impact in the public sector. If you are a knowledge expert in your field or have an inspiring case study which would make an impact to Public Sector organisations, we would love to hear from you. Please email craig.kelly@holyrood.com with your name and contact details, linkedin profile and a summary of your project or area or expertise and we will be in touch.

Venue
COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH | Map

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Reduced rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Standard rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT per place (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, housing associations, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Private Sector rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT per place (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For all event enquiries please email enquiries@holyrood.com or call 0131 285 1635

Dates
18 June 2019
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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