Former National Statistician appointed to new research integrity committee

The RSS is delighted to hear that former National Statistician and RSS fellow Dame Jil Matheson is one of eight people appointed to a new UK Committee on Research Integrity (UK CORI). The group, hosted by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will have a national role in promoting and championing research integrity.

The RSS believes that statistics and statisticians have a key role to play when it comes to research integrity and reproducibility, by improving the quality of data and methodology used in research. In September 2021, the Society responded to a Commons Science & Technology Select Committee inquiry, making a series of recommendations and welcoming the proposed new committee on research integrity.

The other UK CORI committee members are Nandini Das, Maria Delgado, Louise Dunlop, Suzanne Farley, Ian Gilmore, Ralitsa Madsen and Miles Padgett. The new members will work with co-chairs Andrew George and Rachael Gooberman-Hill with the first meeting scheduled for May 2022.


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