EnTIRE final conference

From The Embassy of Good Science

A European RI platform for the global research community

How The Embassy of Good Science contributes to responsible research

October 25th-26th 2021

14:00-17:00 (CET)


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Aim of the conference

The Embassy of Good Science is a wiki platform developed in the EnTIRE project, which was granted in the EU Horizon 2020 programme four years ago. We will present the platform and its relevance for Research Integrity in Europe and beyond during the final conference of the project, which will be held online on October 25th and 26th, 2021.

The conference will give due attention to new evolutions on major RI topics on the platform, including guidelines, cases, and training. We will showcase how the platform can be used to improve research integrity by different stakeholder groups through panel sessions on research integrity and ethics. We will also describe how we, as a consortium, will hand the platform over to the scientific community and go into the pivotal role which The Embassy is expected to play in making available results of EU projects in the future.

Research integrity scenario competition

To enrich The Embassy of Good Science’s collection of scenarios and encourage community ownership, we invite you to share your fictional research integrity scenarios on the Embassy. Complete submissions will be published on the Embassy website and candidates will receive a certificate for participation. The top two submissions will receive a cash prize to the value of €500 and will be offered the chance to present their scenario during the final conference. For more detail on how to particpate, view the submission guidelines

Target audience

Researchers and Policy makers interested or involved in Research Integrity & Research Ethics

Preliminary programme

October 25th, 14-17 (CET)

14.00 - 14.10 Opening | Guy Widdershoven, Amsterdam UMC

14.10 - 14.50 Presentation of the platform | Marc van Hoof, Amsterdam UMC

14.50 - 15.05 Break

15.05 - 15.50 Training & Education | Moderator: Natalie Evans, Amsterdam UMC

  1. The VIRT2UE guide for training Research Integrity trainers on The Embassy – Bert Molewijk, Oslo University
  2. Collection of openly available Research Integrity training materials on The Embassy – Daniel Pizzolato, KU Leuven
  3. The potential of Research Integrity trainings on The Embassy – Mariëtte van den Hoven, Amsterdam UMC
  4. Questions from the audience

15.50 - 16.05 Break

16.05 - 16.40 Cases & Scenarios | Moderator: Bert Gordijn, Dublin City University

  1. The Case Study Method in Teaching Research Ethics and Integrity: Goals, Case Types and Integration – Kelly Laas, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
  2. Methods for case analysis in the context of research ethics and integrity – Péter Kakuk, Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine, Central European University, Budapest
  3. Questions from the audience

16.40 - 17.00 Closing

October 26th 14-17 (CET)

14.00 - 14.05 Opening | Guy Widdershoven, Amsterdam UMC

14.05 - 14.50 Guidelines & Guidance | Moderator: Kris Dierickx, KU Leuven

  1. Revision of the European Code of Conduct – Krista Varantola, Chancellor emerita, Tampere University, ALLEA Board member
  2. Importance of Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity – Niels Mejlgaard, Aarhus University
  3. The Swiss Code of Conduct – Edwin Charles Constable, President of the Committee for Research Integrity, Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  4. Questions from the audience

14.50 - 15. 15 Scenarios Competition | Chair: Mohammad Hosseini, Northwestern University

  1. Jury report of the award winning scenarios — Mohammad Hosseini, Northwestern University
  2. Presentation of the winning scenarios

15.15 - 15.35 Break

15.35 - 16.40 The Future of The Embassy | Ana Marušić, University of Split School of Medicine

  1. Introduction of The Embassy Foundation — Ana Marušić, University of Split School of Medicine
  2. The Embassy: A reference for Integrity in Europe — Dorian Karatzas, Head of Ethics and Research Integrity Sector, EC, DG Research & Innovations, Brussels
  3. How National Committees in Norway promote research ethics through guidelines and other resources — Vidar Enebakk, National Ethics Committees, Oslo University, Norway
  4. How Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI) promotes responsible conduct of research — Asaël Rouby, Secretary General ad interim of LARI, Luxembourg National Research Fund
  5. Questions from the audience

16.40 - 17.00 Closing