Research environment

To foster integrity and minimize research misconduct and questionable research practices, RPOs need to nurture a supportive environment. Competition, publication pressure, detrimental power imbalances, and conflicts must be explicitly addressed and adequately handled. Fair, transparent, and responsible policies for assessing, appointing, and promoting researchers must be in place. Diversity and inclusion must be actively promoted. Collegiality, openness, reflection, and responsibility are vital elements of a working environment where the risk of major and minor breaches of good research practices is minimized.

Tools
Guideline
The Hong Kong principles (HKPs) aim to recognize and reward researchers who commit to robust, rigorous, and transparent research practices.
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To improve the way in which the quality of research output is evaluated.
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To boost innovation by ensuring the generation of robust and reliable preclinical data, while being lean and effective, and not becoming a bureaucratic burden that could negatively impact the freedom to explore scientific questions.
Guideline
The aim of this statement is to provide guidance for research performing organisations on how they can uphold research integrity and address research misconduct.
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The aim is to support institutional evaluators of researchers and research organisations using evaluation metrics by presenting a set of best practices in the use and assessment of metrics-based research performance indicators.