Fostering Integrity in Research

From The Embassy of Good Science

Fostering Integrity in Research

What is this about?

The 1992 report Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process evaluates issues related to scientific responsibility and the conduct of research. It provides a valuable service in describing and analyzing a very complicated set of issues, and has served as a crucial basis for thinking about research integrity for more than two decades.

Why is this important?

The integrity of knowledge that emerges from research is based on individual and collective adherence to core values of objectivity, honesty, openness, fairness, accountability, and stewardship. Integrity in science means that the organizations in which research is conducted encourage those involved to exemplify these values in every step of the research process. Understanding the dynamics that support – or distort – practices that uphold the integrity of research by all participants ensures that the research enterprise advances knowledge.

For whom is this important?

What are the best practices?

Part Three (pages 161-224): Fostering Integrity in Research

Chapter 9 (page 163): Identifying and Promoting Best Practices for Research Integrity

Chapter 10 (page 195): Education for the Responsible Conduct of Research