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INTEGRITY: empowering students through evidence-based, scaffolded learning of Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)

Project description

Trust and truth in science

Scientific research is not immune to scandal and dishonesty. In fact, research misconduct – inappropriately adjusting, excluding, altering or making up data – is moving up the political agenda. Building a culture of integrity is vital, characterising both individual researchers and the institutions in which they work. The EU-funded INTEGRITY project will build a teaching philosophy that focuses on the empowerment of students. The curriculum will be interactive, compelling and effective. It will also include innovative training and mentoring, and cover a wide range of research fields – from computer sciences to social sciences and humanity.


INTEGRITY’s innovative approach aims to empower students in responsible research: using RCR INTEGRITY will build a teaching philosophy that underpins comprehensive research integrity training. RCR will incorporate the conventional concerns of FFP (Fraud, Falsification and Plagiarism) and questionable research practices (QRC), yet use a new orientation, namely the empowerment of students. This is vital and innovative because today’s students will encounter dilemmas that current practice cannot yet foresee but need equipment for. INTEGRITY will develop an interactive curriculum with compelling and effective tools that will be co-created with students, using key values, namely Transparency, Honesty and Responsibility. It will include innovative training and mentoring for influencers and will experiment with nudging techniques for effectiveness. INTEGRITY will build capacity in a scaffolded manner, targeting different student group levels, and will deploy training in formal, non-formal and informal contexts and cover the full range of scholarly disciplines, including computer sciences technical studies, social sciences and humanities.

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Net EU contribution
€ 520 865,00
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)