UK Committee on Research Integrity
Appointment of Chair and Members
The UK Committee on Research Integrity (UK CORI) aims to support a thriving and inclusive research system that produces high quality research by embedding high standards of research integrity. The committee will collaborate with, inspire and challenge the sector, with the first members becoming national champions for research integrity; identifying, and working to address, systemic pressures in the UK research system.
UKRI has committed to convene and initially host UK CORI for three years, on behalf of the sector. UK CORI has been established as a free-standing committee to enable it to act independently of UKRI’s internal programme of work.
UK CORI is now seeking to appoint the inaugural chair and founding members who will play a fundamental role in the establishment and development of the committee. We are looking for a chair with a compelling vision for the UK’s research sector and the passion and motivation to be able to influence, inspire and motivate others to share that vision. They will have extensive research experience and a track record of championing change, as well as a proven ability to influence and build consensus among diverse stakeholders. We are also seeking to appoint a minimum of six members, who will be expected to bring a range of skills and experience from across the research ecosystem. Candidates for these roles will be expected to demonstrate an awareness of current and emerging issues in research integrity, together with a track record of advocating for change.
An executive search is being undertaken by Perrett Laver in parallel with the public advertisement of the post. Perrett Laver will support the selection panel in the discharge of its duties, both to assist in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the role and to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates.
We place equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our vision for the committee and know that it is only when we support and foster the widest possible range of talent that we are nurturing the best possible research and innovation. It is therefore critical for our committee to encompass and benefit from diversity of perspectives, expertise and experiences.
Applications for Membership of UK CORI are encouraged from early career researchers. For such candidates, experience of managing people and budgets is not required.
Applications must include:
- A short covering letter explaining why this appointment interests you and how you meet the essential skills/core criteria as detailed in the person specification.
- Curriculum vitae with education and professional qualifications and full employment history, giving details where applicable of budgets and numbers of people managed as well as relevant achievements in recent posts. It is also helpful to have daytime and evening telephone contact numbers and e-mail addresses, which will be used with discretion.
We are happy for candidates to apply for both the position of chair and committee member of the UK Committee on Research Integrity. If you wish to be considered for both positions, please indicate as such in your statement of suitability.
The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd October.