Vitae in partnership with the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) and the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) welcome the publication of Research integrity: a landscape study, which was commissioned by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), in response to a recommendation from the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee.
It will not be a surprise for most of us but this work highlights the degree to which the current approach to metrics and impact are perverse incentives for questionable practices. We need an approach that celebrates good practice, rather than volume of research outputs. We need institutional arrangements that focus on research culture, rather than mitigating misconduct. We have included links to a trove related items.
The study included a literature review, survey, interviews and workshops that collectively reached over 1,500 researchers and other individuals in the UK research system.
A range of potential incentives were explored at different levels of the research system, from the individual level, through to local, discipline, institutional, national and global levels.