Welcome to the website of the UK Research Integrity Office
The UK Research Integrity Office is an independent body which provides expert advice and guidance about the conduct of research. We cover all subject areas and all types of research. UKRIO is a registered charity and our help is available to all: members of the public, individual researchers and research organisations including universities, NHS bodies, private sector organisations and charities.
Established in 2006, our aims are to:
- promote the good governance, management and conduct of academic, scientific and medical research
- share good practice on how to address poor practice, misconduct and unethical behaviour
- give confidential, independent and expert advice on specific research projects, cases, problems and issues
UKRIO has amassed considerable – and unique – experience in helping organisations, researchers and the public with issues of research conduct across all subject areas, from the arts and humanities to health and biomedicine. We are the only dedicated research integrity body in the UK and no other organisation has comparable expertise in providing such support. If you need confidential assistance from UKRIO, please contact us.
In 2012 we helped with more than 70 cases and use of our services continues to grow each year. Our published guidance has been used or adopted by many organisations, including over 50 universities, and endorsed by funding bodies and professional organisations. All requests for advice are kept confidential and UKRIO helps members of the public and individual researchers as well as research organisations. Further information on UKRIO and our work can be found on this site or you may download a summary or contact us.