Following engagement with the research sector, UKRI has reaffirmed its commitment to host the new UK Committee on Research Integrity (UK CORI).
UK CORI is being established with a commitment to ongoing dialogue across the sector. Also a partnership working with key bodies, notably: the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) and the Concordat to Support Research Integrity Signatories Group.
This is an excellent move for the UK. Research Integrity works best when it is positioned at the core of quality research practice, rather than external bureaucratic rules to comply with. An inclusive and trusted national body can play an important role in this space.
Having spoken with many individuals invested in maintaining high integrity in research, it’s clear that over the next three years we have an opportunity to bring a focus to promoting and supporting research integrity across the research sector.
Working closely with the UK Research Integrity Office, the Concordat to Support Research Integrity Signatories Group and others, the new committee will help accelerate national progress and send a strong international signal of the UK’s commitment to a high integrity research culture.
An open recruitment for the chair and members will launch in the coming months and we hope the community will help to promote the information to the broadest selection of candidates.