The goal of The Embassy of Good Science is to promote research integrity among all those involved in research. The platform is open to anyone willing to learn or support others in fostering understanding and awareness around Good Science.
The Embassy aims to become a unique ‘go to’ place, a public square where the community of researchers can gather to discuss ‘hot topics’, share knowledge, and find guidance and support to perform science responsibly and with integrity.
We want to focus on researchers’ daily practice. Our ambition is to collaboratively map the laws, policies and guidelines informing good practices and highlight relevant cases, experiences, educational materials and good practice examples. We will also support educators to develop training on research integrity and ethics.
Let our community take over
The Embassy of Good Science is developed by and for researchers, who are willing to gather and join forces to preserve and safeguard good science. No embassy can function without its ambassadors. And that’s where you come in.
The Embassy of Good Science
Your platform for research
integrity and ethics
Our declaration describes the Embassy’s principles in strong, affirmative language. It forms a clear reference for all involved, including you.
The people and institutes that founded The Embassy:
The people who already contributed to The Embassy:
- The Embassy Editorial team
- Iris Lechner
- Mohammad Hosseini
- Giulia Inguaggiato
- Philipp Hoevel
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How you can be part of The Embassy
You can already contribute to The Embassy by writing about an issue you care about, sharing your expertise, or uploading your resources.
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Science with and for Society
Two European Commission funded projects, EnTIRE and VIRT2UE, have developed The Embassy of Good Science. EnTIRE and VIRT2UE received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society work program, part of the Research and Innovation program. The Science with and for Society work program (2016-17) described its aims as "to build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility". EnTIRE and VIRT2UE were both funded under the strategic objective to develop inclusive, anticipatory governance for research and innovation.
This project uses an open science and source approach. An overview of the components of the software that makes up The Embassy can be found on this page. Its foundation is based on MediaWiki with the Semantic MediaWiki extension. The Discussion functionality is based on Discourse. The Training functionality has been inspired by dokit. The main software repository which holds the customizations can be found on GitHub. The implementation of the user interface is documented on a dedicated page explaining it in detail.
This is an initiative by the two projects EnTIRE and VIRT2UE and founded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research program under grant agreement N 741782 and 787580. The ZonMW funded INSPIRE project contributed to list relevant content.