COMMONS

Committee examines research integrity

21 November 2017

The Science and Technology Committee continues its inquiry on research integrity. This session examines issues including the statistical methods to detect problems with research integrity and the roles of publishers and charitable funders in identifying and responding to problems.

Witnesses

Tuesday 21 November 2017, Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster

At 10.50am

  • Professor David Hand, Royal Statistical Society
  • Dr Damian Pattinson, Vice President of Publishing Innovation, Research Square
  • Wendy Appleby, Registrar and Head of Student & Registry Services, University College London

At 12.00pm

  • Dr Trish Groves, Director of Academic Outreach, BMJ
  • Dr Elizabeth C Moylan, Senior Editor for Peer Review Strategy and Innovation, BioMedCentral (representing the Committee on Publication Ethics)
  • Catriona Fennell, Director of Publishing Services, Elsevier (representing The Publishers Association)
  • Dr Alyson Fox, Director of Grants Management, Wellcome Trust

Purpose of the session

The first panel will explore the use of statistical methods to detect problems with research integrity, and the development of software that can check for image manipulation. The Committee will also hear more about how universities respond to problems with research integrity.

The second panel focuses on the roles of publishers and charitable funders in identifying and responding to problems, and in setting expectations or requirements on researchers. 

Further information

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