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Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity

Objective

The objective of the Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity (SOPs4RI) project is to promote excellent research that aligns with the principles and norms of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, and to counter research misconduct. SOPs4RI will stimulate transformational processes across European research performing organisations (RPOs) and research funding organisations (RFOs) to achieve this goal. SOPs4RI involves a mixed-methods, co-creative approach to the development and empirical validation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines to cultivate research integrity and reduce detrimental practices. With rigorous methods, the SOPs and guidelines will be developed by experts and key stakeholders and will be offered as flexible tools for RPOs and RFOs to develop Research Integrity Promotion Plans. Active researchers in the EU and selected OECD countries will be surveyed as part of the validation procedure. Proposals for appropriate incentives and novel sanctions will be developed to promote adoption. The discipline-sensitive SOPs and guidelines will support the production of sound, trust-worthy knowledge, a precondition for tackling the current crisis of truth and trust in science. In turn, a strong research integrity culture and high epistemic quality of research-based knowledge will make a vital contribution to addressing the EU’s current and future challenges. SOPs4RI is fully aligned with the core objectives of the Science with and for Society 2018-20 Work Programme and will draw upon and liaise with other projects in the work programme. To maximise the feasibility and impact of the project’s outcomes, SOPs4RI engages with key stakeholders in the ERA and beyond in an iterative development, cost benefit assessment, and real world validation of the toolbox of SOPs and guidelines. A strategic communication plan leveraging the support of key partners will be implemented to maximise short, medium, and longer term impacts.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 919 740

Participants (12)

STICHTING VUMC
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 696 360
Address
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVEUCILISTE U SPLITU MEDICINSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 225 625
Address
Soltanska Ulica 2
21 000 Split
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 330
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ÖSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHE INTEGRITAT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 335 125
Address
Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 9/21
1030 Wien
Activity type
Other
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 297 250
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 288 125
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE HEALTH RESEARCH BOARD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 55 555
Address
Lower Baggot Street 73
2 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 339 375
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 500
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 198 125
Address
Rue Joseph Ii 36-38
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 117 500
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 51 250
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments