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New guidance: Research Ethics Support and Review in Research Organisations

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) and the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) published Research Ethics Support and Review in Research Organisations, to support the research community in achieving high standards of research ethics review on April 8th.

The guidance offers benchmark policies and processes which organisations can use to create, revise or audit institutional practices in order to support the functions of research ethics committees.

It also synthesises developments in academic work on ethics and integrity, the expectations of research funders and government and existing examples of good practice, to help researchers and organisations to develop a positive culture of integrity and ethics in research.

Steph Bales, Chair of ARMA said: “I am thrilled to see the collaborative efforts of ARMA and UKRIO come to fruition in this joint guidance document. It is essential reading for all research professionals not just those involved in supporting ethics committee structures and I urge all ARMA members to download a copy. I would particularly like to thank those experts who were formerly part of the Association for Research Ethics (AfRE) without whom this endeavour would have been impossible.”

Professor Sir Ian Boyd, Chair of UKRIO said: “All organisations involved in research, from universities to commercial companies, will benefit from this document. The principles it sets out lay the ground work for good practice. Ensuring the highest standards in research integrity and ethics needs to be a central plank of corporate social responsibility. People expect it and this document points out the route through which this responsibility can be delivered.”

Research Ethics Support and Review in Research Organisations is available in two formats: the standard guidance, which includes extended background and rationale with references, and a summary version, which sets out key recommendations and basic ground rules for developing best practice in supporting high ethical standards in research.

Supporting materials:

A presentation summarising the key points of the guidance is available in Powerpoint and PDF formats:

Forms from the Appendices are also available as separate PDFs for ease of completion:

Additional supporting materials will be published in due course and the guidance will be incorporated in UKRIO’s and ARMA’s training programmes.

Written by James Parry, Chief Executive,  UK Research Integrity Office

A webinar from the INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group: SCOPE: A five-step process for evaluating responsibly

The International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) established the Research Evaluation Working Group in 2018 to consider how to best ensure that research evaluation is meaningful, responsible and effective. The Working Group is truly global, it has members from all continents, with the exception of Antarctica!

The Research Evaluation Working Group invites research managers and other research evaluation practitioners involved in planning, implementing and interpreting research evaluations to a webinar on ‘SCOPE’ – a five step process for evaluating responsibly.

The webinar will be held on Monday 20th April 2020 at 1-2 pm BST [In Norway at 2-3 pm]

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), the Leiden Manifesto and the Metric Tide give the Higher Education sector a framework for evaluating research responsibly. However, practitioners who plan and organize evaluations may still be left asking “now what?”. How do we actually do research evaluation responsibly?

The INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group has developed a five-stage process for evaluating responsibly, that may answer that question! The process is called ‘SCOPE’.This webinar presents the SCOPE model in detail and provides a practical framework for research managers, and others, seeking to conduct responsible research evaluations.

Register for the webinar

The webinar can host up to 150 participants. All who register will receive the link to the webinar, and the first 150 to join the webinar can attend live. A recording of the webinar will be sent to all who register.

Hope you can join us!

The INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group

For more information, please contact Laura Himanen (laura.himanen(at)

SCOPE – how you actually go about using metrics responsibly

We’ve got a shed load of principles now for responsible research metrics.

We have DORA, the Leiden Manifesto and the Metric Tide. We also have the many bespoke sets of principles being developed by individual organisations. And they’re great.

They provide a framework for evaluating responsibly which makes evaluators think and think again about their approaches. However, what they don’t provide is a how-to guide.

“INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group for evaluating responsibly” provide a model we’ve called ‘SCOPE’ on how you actually go about using metrics responsibly.

This model, as with all our work, is open to feedback to ensure it best serves the international communities we are a part of.

Please join the conversation on the INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group discussion list, or contact me (mail to: Tanja Strøm) or the authors of the blog post below directly with your thoughts.

We’d love to hear from you.

 Introducing SCOPE – a process for evaluating  responsibly


Published on behalf of Tanja Strøm, member of INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group, Vice-Chairman at NARMA and Senior Adviser, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University