Nature's The Great Beyond Blog says that "the UK should establish a one-stop shop for advice on research integrity to rebuild public confidence undermined by a series of scandals," based on a new Research Integrity Futures Working Group report. The organization's chair, Janet Finch, told Nature that the group would like to see their proposed body — which "would have no regulatory function but could offer advice and collect data on integrity issues — funded £400,000 a year by the government. "Current UK arrangements are sometimes portrayed as less than transparent, with examples of bad practice 'swept under the carpet' ... And there is limited evidence to contradict that view," the report reads.
Promoting Research Integrity in the UK
Sep 07, 2010