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Research Integrity

Professor Heather Draper and Dr Anne-Marie Slowther are hosting a series of lunchtime meetings intended to promote research integrity and encourage an environment of good research practice. Meetings will be held once per term, and lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance. Meetings will be run as discussions of several very short vignettes capturing unexpected challenges to best practice.

For example:

You are collecting data (audio recorded interview) in the home of a patient. The patient’s husband in retired and at home at the time. He asked if he can stay in the living room while you do this. It’s hard to say no given that it’s his home too and his wife immediately says yes anyway. After only a short time he starts to interject his own views and very quickly his wife starts to defer to him. What should you do?

Everyone from postgraduate researchers to senior PIs is welcome to attend. The presence of senior researchers will ensure that all the best solutions to the challenges are captured and that more junior colleagues can learn from their experience. The discussions will be written up positively as examples of good practice, and posted here as a School resource.

 Notes from previous meetings