Reasonable standards for career advancement

From The Embassy of Good Science

Reasonable standards for career advancement

What is this about?

The Singapore statement specifies that “Research institutions should create and sustain environments that encourage integrity through education, clear policies, and reasonable standards for advancement, while fostering work environments that support research integrity.”[1]

  1. Resnik, David B., and Adil E. Shamoo. "The singapore statement on research integrity." Accountability in research 18.2 (2011): 71-75.

Why is this important?

If the standards for career advancement are not reasonable, this can lead to considerable friction between individual researchers and the research institution. This is not fair to the individual researcher, and by creating resentment, can hamper potential collaboration within a research institution, and can constitute a structural cause for research misconduct.

For whom is this important?

What are the best practices?

The Qualification portfolio, implemented by Utrecht UMC. To be described in further detail elsewhere on The Embassy.

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