Guidelines for research institutions on continuous research integrity education (CC BY 4.0)
This document provides guidance to research institutions on providing continuous research integrity education outside of formal training.
Research institutions have a responsibility to guide and support researchers in conducting research with integrity. One of the key research integrity responsibilities of research institutions is providing education and training in research integrity. Education and training are needed to raise awareness about research integrity and provide researchers with the needed tools to promote responsible research practices.
Training is an important aspect of research integrity education, but continuous research integrity education requires informal approaches to teaching about research integrity as well. These include teaching about research integrity through responsible supervision, socialization in a responsible research environment, as well as learning by doing.
This document provides guidance to research institutions on providing continuous research integrity education outside of formal training. The guideline provides information relevant for research officers, trainers, managers, and coordinators, as well as deans, rectors and other institutional leaders. Given the broad diversity that exists among research institutions, it is possible that some recommendations are not applicable in all research settings. For this reason, the guideline should not be seen as a ‘one-size-fits-all’, but rather as a tool that can be used flexibly and adapted to meet institutions’ specific needs.
Reference of the resource
SOPs4RI consortium, Guidelines for research institutions on continuous research integrity education, Online version 1 (2021).