B – Publication ethics in the UK

Wager E. The UK should lead the way on research integrity. BMJ 2013;346.f2348
(doi: 10.1136/bmj.f2348)

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity, published by Universities UK in July 2012, states that research institutions should be responsible for investigating misconduct, according to the International Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. It also recognises the need for a coordinated approach to research integrity, thus global alignment of guidelines and standards in research integrity are essential. According to the author, the UK does better than some other European countries, but there is no room for complacency.http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f2348