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(UK) British universities fail at research integrity self-regulation – Nature INDEX (Dalmeet Singh Chawla | July 2018)

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One-quarter of surveyed institutions admit to not complying with guidelines.

The United Kingdom should establish a committee to monitor efforts by the nation’s universities to properly conduct misconduct investigations, a parliamentary inquiry recommends.

This news from the UK (and the related items we have linked to) highlight the risk politicians will get involved in research misconduct oversight if they feel universities aren’t doing a sufficient job of self-regulation.

The guidance follows a new report released on 11 July, revealing that one in four UK universities does not comply with research integrity guidelines released six years ago. Their failure to adhere makes it difficult to determine the scale of the problem.
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“Establishing a new national Research Integrity Committee is crucial,” says committee chairman and member of parliament, Norman Lamb. “It’s not a good look for the research community to be dragging its heels on this, particularly given research fraud can quite literally become a matter of life and death.”
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