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Promoting Research Integrity in Europe

Location COST Office, Brussels
Date 18 January 2011 | 16:00 - 18:00
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The COST Office kickstarted the 2011 COST Seminar series by looking at a matter of worldwide concern: Research Integrity. At the Second World Conference on this topic, a key outcome was the agreement to the Singapore Statement which sets out 4 principles and 14 responsibilities which should be followed by researchers worldwide. Tony Mayer and Professor Nicholas H. Steneck, Co-Chairs of the First and Second World Conferences on Research Integrity, presented the Singapore Statement and Laura Marin, Science Officer at the European Science Foundation, introduced the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. They discussed how to promote research integrity to the highest level throughout.

Speakers at the COST Seminar on Research Integrity

At the Second World Conference on this topic, a key outcome was the agreement to the Singapore Statement which sets out 4 principles and 14 responsibilities which should be followed by researchers worldwide.

With the globalisation of research, and with the increasing public pressure to show that researchers' behaviour is above reproach, especially in terms of publications in scientific and scholarly journals. The requirement for institutions, especially universities, to have policies and procedures in place for dealing with misconduct and for providing the education and training necessary for researchers is becoming paramount.

Tony Mayer joined the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore ,as its Senior Science Officer and Associate Registrar, working closely with the Provost and including acting as its Research Integrity Officer in 2007. Since 2009, Tony has continued to work for NTU, based in the UK, and as a consultant. He is a member of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) Supervisory Board and a member of the Euroscience GoverningBoard (2002-2006 and was recently re-elected).

Tony Mayer is a geologist educated at the University of Manchester following which he undertook research on igneous rocks (both extrusive and intrusive – gabbroes) at the University of Leicester and later, at University College London.

Professor Nicholas H. Steneck is Director of the Research Ethics and Integrity Program of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and Professor Emeritus of the History Science at the University of Michigan. He has been active in promoting and studying integrity in research for over 25 years.

His most recent work includes author of the ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research (2004, 2007; translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Spanish); initiator and co-chair of the first and second World Conferences on Research Integrity (Lisbon 2007 and Singapore 2010) andco-developer of the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity (2010).

Laura Marin, Science Officer of the European Science Foundation (ESF), introduced the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity - developed from workshops involving the ESF and the All European Academies (ALLEA) - addresses the proper conduct and principled practice of systematic research in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. The document was presented at the Second World Conference on Research Integrity. It deals with principles, misconduct definitions and good research practices. It aims, fundamentally, at achieving an agreement on principles, and an understanding that compatibility of procedures is necessary for the European Research Area to develop and to play its part in global research collaboration.


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Ms Zuzana Vercinska
Conference Officer
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Tel. +32 2 533 38 05
Zuzana.Vercinska@cost.eu

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