Speaking of Research Integrity

Panelists discuss reproducibility, data-sharing, and encouraging early-career researchers at this year’s World Science Forum.

By | November 6, 2015

Emilio Lora-Tamayo of CSIC speaking at the 2015 World Science Forum in Budapest. From his slide (pictured): “Research integrity is crucial because it safeguards the foundations of science; it maintains public confidence; it underpins public investment; it protects the reputation and careers of researchers; it helps to prevent adverse impact on patients and the public; it promotes economic advancement; and it prevents avoidable waste of resources.TRACY VENCE

“These may seem obvious but they are so fundamental to what we as a community of scientists do that we need to keep reminding ourselves of them.”

—Emilio Lora-Tamayo, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), commenting on his slide (pictured above)

“Rare cases of misconduct raise huge public attention and question the responsibility of the whole scientific community.”

—Snežana Krstic, Marie Curie Alumni Association

“We need to preserve and defend our science.”

—John Burn, Newcastle University

Not making full data available when a paper is published “should be regarded as scientific malpractice—something we have to stop.” 

—Geoffrey Boulton, University of Edinburgh

“Young researchers should be given an active role in shaping the integrity culture.”

—Snežana Krstic, Marie Curie Alumni Association

Tracy Vence’s attendance at World Science Forum 2015 is in part supported by a travel grant from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Elsevier, and SciCom — Making Sense of Science.

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