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EuroScience Open Forum – Toulouse, France
July 12, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am
The RFI will be presented as part of a panel discussion at the EuroScience Open Forum in Toulouse, France, on July 12th, 2018. The provisional time slot for this session is 8:45 – 10:00 am.
The provisional details for the session are below:
Research integrity & ethics are we getting it right?
Research integrity and ethics are the pillars of effective and innovative research initiatives, cutting across the research work of many institutions in both the public as well as private sector. Questions remain as to which mechanisms need to be put in place to encourage and promote the issue of research integrity. What roles do governments, institutions, academia, the private sector and researchers themselves have to undertake to foster an enabling environment? This panel will discuss the current state-of-play and what more is needed to facilitate this, as well as considering the challenges of publishing in a world of open data. We will highlight some of the principles, codes of conduct, frameworks and research integrity policies countries are adopting, and the need for better integration in various institutional mechanisms. Central to this is the issue of communication and training: are we training the next generation of young and emerging researchers to be able to navigate these issues optimally in the emerging discourse of the digital drivers that influence the fundamentals of science, research and innovation?
Anita DE WAARD – Elsevier and the UN Global Compact, Glenda GRAY – South African Medical Research Council (MRC), Carel IJSSELMUIDEN – COHRED, Tony MAYER – Nanyang Technological University, Mmamoloko KUBAYI-NGUBANE – Minister for Science & Technology of the Government of South Africa; Co-President of the World Science Forum 2021 Cape Town, Robert-Jan SMITS – European Commission