Resources

Integrity

Research integrity: a landscape study https://www.vitae.ac.uk/vitae-publications/research-integrity-a-landscape-study
“There is a tension between researchers’ strong sense of personal values to uphold research integrity and systemic pressures that risk undermining these values.”

UKRIO 2020 webinar series on Research Integrity https://ukrio.org/events/webinar-series/webinar-series-2020/

Towards a research integrity culture at universities: from recommendations to implementation https://www.leru.org/files/Towards-a-Research-Integrity-Culture-at-Universities-full-paper.pdf

 

Reproducibility

Science Has Been in a "Replication Crisis" for a Decade. Have We Learned Anything? https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/21504366/science-replication-crisis-peer-review-statistics
“We have as system whose incentives keep pushing bad research even as we understand more about what makes for good research.”

In praise of replication studies and null results https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00530-6

Rein in the four horsemen of reproducibility https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01307-2
“Researchers are less likely to write up studies that show no effect, and journal editors are less likely to accept them. Consequently, no one can learn from them, and researchers waste time and resources on repeating experiments, redundantly.”

Systemizing Effective Practice, Embedding it in Standard Practice https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666389920301999

 

Data analysis

Scientists rise up against statistical significance https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00857-9
“These common practices show how reliance on thresholds of statistical significance can mislead us.”

 

Research evaluation (DORA)

Five better ways to assess science https://www.natureindex.com/news-blog/five-better-ways-to-assess-science-research-metrics

The 5 Hong Kong Principles:

  • Assess responsible research practices
  • Value complete reporting
  • Reward the practice of open science (open research)
  • Acknowledge a broad range of research activities
  • Recognise essential other tasks like peer review and mentoring

 

Research ethics

UKRIO webinar https://ukrio.org/events/webinar-series/webinar-series-2020/

 

Publishing

Guide to Creative Commons https://zenodo.org/record/4090923#.X7lYFUB2uUl

Committee on publication ethics https://publicationethics.org/

Registered reports: peer review before results are known to align scientific values and practices https://www.cos.io/initiatives/registered-reports

Elsevier investigates hundreds of peer reviewers for manipulating citations https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02639-9

 

Peer review

Unprofessional peer reviews disproportionately harm underrepresented groups in STEM https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6911688/pdf/peerj-07-8247.pdf

 

Institutional change

Institutions can retool to make research more rigorous https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02905-1?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=4a367b0904-briefing-dy-20201015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-4a367b0904-44446449

Research integrity: nine ways to move from talk to walk https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02847-8?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=721872f932-briefing-dy-20201012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-721872f932-44446449

 

Resource hubs

UK research integrity office https://ukrio.org/

The embassy of good science https://embassy.science/wiki-wiki/index.php/Themes

UK reproducibility network https://www.ukrn.org

Catalogue of bias https://catalogofbias.org/