Responsible Research in Practice


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LASA Annual Conference Session "Bridging the gap: Making research Integrity relevant"

Thursday 24th November 2016

​Session Aim: to introduce the audience to the topic of Research Integrity (RI) and explore what it means in practice for laboratory animal science. The session will raise awareness of European and UK efforts to promote and support responsible research and innovation. Funding bodies expectations in terms of RI and the responsible use of animals in research will also be discussed, as well as efforts to improve the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research. Speakers will share their thoughts on what this all means for licence holders working under ASPA, as well as for research establishments, researchers and research support staff including animal care and research technician whose role it is to support research in practice. The audience will be encouraged to engage with the issues, and given some practical ideas to take back to their own establishments.

Introduction to Research Integrity Dr Nikki Osborne (Responsible Research in Practice)

What is Responsible Research and Innovation? Prof. Steve Miller (Responsible Research and Innovation Hub, UCL)

Expectations of the Research Councils and other major funders ​Dr Frances Rawle (Medical Research Council)

The NC3Rs Experimental Design Programme Dr Viki Hurst (National Centre for 3Rs)

Research Integrity and culture of care Dr Kate Chandler (Animals in Science Regulation Unit)

Welfare First and Research Integrity Norman Mortell (Agenda Life Sciences)

A culture of care: animals, people and communication Dr Bella Williams (Understanding Animal Research)

Making Research Integrity relevant  Dr Nikki Osborne (Responsible Research in Practice)

Responsible Research in Practice is based in West Sussex. We are located close to Gatwick Airport and within easy reach of London by train. 

​​We are a company with practical experience of: animal research; the 3Rs principles of humane experimental technique; animal 

welfare; research reporting standards; ethical review, legislation regulating animal use for scientific purposes and research integrity.

We understand the pressures, conflicts and challenges faced by researchers day to day. We recognise it can be difficult to keep up to date with all funding body expectations, concordat commitments, good practice guidelines and recommended research practices.

Useful References...

We offer a range of tailored training that is relevant and engaging to Bioscience researchers.

For example: 

  • Animal Research: Critical, Challenging and Creative Thinking Course.
  • Guide to Research Integrity Workshops.

Our consultancy service can:​

  • Review and identify gaps in the provision of support for researchers to meet good practice standards.
  • Provide a 3Rs mentoring service and/or 3Rs advice clinics.
  • Develop content for bespoke e-learning provision.