ENERI lays foundation for European training platform for research integrity

On 28/29 September 2017 the ENERI (European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity) project hosted their first stakeholder workshop on Research Ethics and Research Integrity in Athens.

Stakeholders during one of the presentations of the ENERI workshop in Athens. Credit: ENERI

The aim of the workshop was to bring together practitioners in Research Ethics and Research Integrity (RE/RI) from across Europe to discuss existing infrastructures and challenges in different research systems on the continent. Participants were invited to brainstorm and conceptualise concepts for improved training in RE/RI.

The stakeholder workshop is part of a project deliverable to develop an online training course for research integrity committee members. Particular emphasis was put on the transnational comparability as to establish shared research integrity procedures in countries participating in Horizon2020.

The outcomes of the workshop will feed into the conceptualisation of an online training platform

ALLEA is represented in the project via its Permanent Working Group Science & Ethics of which Krista Varantola attended the workshop. In the preparation of the workshop, the working group suggested Deborah Oughton of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences as a keynote speaker on Movements and Developments regarding training in RE/RI with a particular focus on her work in Norway. The outcomes of the workshop will feed into the conceptualisation of an online training platform, which will serve as a foundation for European research integrity practitioners, especially also in countries with underdeveloped structures in that regard.

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