As well as its own staff, UKRIO draws upon its Register of Advisers to offer guidance on the best way to ensure good practice in research and address poor practice and misconduct.
Our volunteer Advisers play a vital role in UKRIO’s work. They offer guidance and support on both general issues and specific cases. They are also available to assist institutional investigations of misconduct on request, joining investigation teams to provide an expert, impartial and confidential external perspective. Our Advisers also contribute to other parts of UKRIO’s programme of work, such as our guidance publications and education and training.
To seek guidance from the Register of Advisers, please contact us.
Join UKRIO’s Register of Advisers
UKRIO is currently seeking nominations from interested parties with relevant experience to join the Register. If you or a colleague would be interested in joining the Register, please contact UKRIO for further details.
Expert involvement in investigations
Institutions seeking external participants to help investigate allegations of misconduct in research, as recommended by our Procedure for the Investigation of Misconduct in Research, can contact us to request the involvement of members of the Register. Our Advisers bring an external, skilled and experienced perspective to investigations and can help reassure all involved that the process will be thorough and fair.
Like all of UKRIO’s services, this is provided in complete confidence. Once an Advisor has joined an investigation panel, he or she will make no reports to UKRIO whatsoever concerning the investigation or its outcome as we recognise that to break confidentiality would damage the integrity of the process.