UKRIO’s aim is to provide a comprehensive service in support of research integrity to the research community. We welcome enquiries from research organisations, individual researchers and members of the public. No other organisation in the UK has comparable expertise in providing such support and we welcome enquiries from all disciplines of research.
The following pages give information on our programme of work, including our published guidance on research practice and our confidential advisory service.
In 2012 we helped with more than 70 cases and use of our services continues to grow each year. All requests for advice are kept confidential and UKRIO helps members of the public and individual researchers as well as research organisations. If you need confidential assistance from UKRIO, please contact us.
UKRIO also publishes guidance on good research practice and the investigation of alleged misconduct. Our publications have been used or adopted by many research organisations, including over 50 universities, and endorsed by research funders and professional bodies. We also publish supplementary guidance on specific issues and problems.
We provide education and training in promoting good practice in research and addressing misconduct, raise awareness of issues of research integrity and conduct research into them, provide experts to resolve issues and assist in investigations of alleged fraud and misconduct, and work with other organisations to ensure clear and unified guidance for all involved in research.