The theme for UKRIO's 2022 conference is 'Good research practice: culture, environment and sustainability'. Speakers from across the research community will come together to discuss key topics in research integrity, such as:
- How do we make sure research is high quality and of high ethical standards during these challenging times?
- How can we ensure rigour and reproducibility while adapting to new ways of working and reducing waste in research?
- How do we respond to the wider issues facing society?
Building on the successes of UKRIO's bi-monthly research integrity webinars and last year's conference, this event will be entirely online and will be free to attend.
Conference sessions will explore how the research community can work together to:
- Safeguard and enhance good research practice.
- Embed a culture of integrity in the research that we do, in the organisations in which we work, and in the systems which fund, monitor, assess and disseminate research.
- Share perspectives and knowledge to support each other and to help ensure diversity and equality of participation.
- Respond to global challenges such as sustainability and the impact of the ongoing pandemic.
Sir Patrick Vallance, FRS FMedSci FRCP, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, is confirmed to open the second day of the conference, sharing his perspective on good research practice.
Keynote speakers confirmed for this years annual conference are as follows:
- Sir Patrick Vallance FRS FMedSci FRCP, Government Chief Scientific Adviser
- Dr Elisabeth Bik, winner of the 2021 John Maddox Prize
- Professor Astrid Eichhorn, chair of the ALLEA Working Group Climate Sustainability in the Academic System
- Professor James Wilsdon, Director, Research on Research Institute (RoRI)
Confirmed speakers include:
- Dr Sam Oakley, Researcher Development & Integrity Specialist, University of Glasgow
- Dr Samuel Westwood, University of Westminster
- Dr Rachel Cowan, Director of the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University Lead for Equality Diversity and Inclusion, University of Manchester
- Mrs Susan Veldsman, Director: Scholarly Publishing, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
- Peter Branney, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences, University of Bradford
- Alison Robinson, Deputy Executive Chair & Director, Corporate Affairs, Natural Environment Research Council, UKRI Environmental Sustainability
The conference programme will be made available closer to the date. Videos from last year’s event are available to watch online.