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Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research

Objective

Research integrity is a growing concern among scientists, research organisations, policy makers, and the public, expressed in a proliferation of ethical codes, guidelines, and procedures. While this proliferation calls for harmonisation and coordination, there is little factual knowledge about the actual processes leading to misconduct or the effectiveness of current integrity policies.

PRINTEGER analyses the incidence and individual, social, and organisational causes and dynamics of misconduct. It also analyses how institutions respond to allegations, specifically in interaction with neighbouring law, the media, complex research organisations, and systemic changes in research. From the perspective of the research work floor, including the daily work of journal editors or research managers, PRINTEGER will analyse how current instruments of integrity policy operate in practice. How do guidelines most contribute to integrity? What other instruments and procedures will promote integrity?

PRINTEGER will provide concrete tools and advice to promote research integrity in Europe through four specific target groups:
• advice on an optimal policy mix and opportunities for harmonisation to research policy makers;
• best practice approaches to foster integrity for research leaders and managers;
• advice on the use of IT tools and organisational measures for research support organisations;
• practice-informed educational tools for ethical training and reflection of early career scientists.

PRINTEGER uses a unique approach that looks at procedures and guidelines, but also analyses how they operate in the context of daily research practice. For this purpose, PRINTEGER gathers not only ethicists, but also very pertinent expertise that has barely informed integrity policy so far: legal studies, scientometrics, and social sciences, such as criminology and media studies; all flanked by intensive stakeholder consultation and dissemination activities to maximise impact.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/law/criminology
  • /social sciences
  • /social sciences/law

Call for proposal

H2020-GARRI-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 479 375

Participants (7)

TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 166 250
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 280 000
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 343 950
Address
Pilestredet 46
0167 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 750
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 125
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 121 491
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 225 838,75
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments