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Ron Iphofen Independent Researcher

Dr. Ron Iphofen FAcSS is an Independent Research Consultant, a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Medicine. Since retiring as Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University, his major activity has been as an adviser to the European Commission (EC) on both the seventh framework programme (FP7) and Horizon 2020. His consultancy work has covered a range of research agencies (in government and independent) across Europe. He was Vice Chair of the UK Social Research Association and now convenes their Research Ethics Forum. He was scientific consultant on the EC RESPECT project – establishing pan-European standards in the social sciences. He has advised the UK Research Integrity Office; the National Disability Authority (NDA) of the Irish Ministry of Justice; and the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology among many others. He founded with colleagues a UK Academy of Social Sciences working group on generic principles in research ethics. Ron is founding Executive Editor of the gerontology journal Quality in Ageing and Older Adults. He published Ethical Decision Making in Social Research: A Practical Guide (2009/2011). He is Executive Editor of a book series Advances in Research Ethics and Integrity.