BioMed Central, a for-profit scientific publisher based in the United Kingdom, recently launched a new, international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Research Integrity and Peer Review, that focuses on research on the ethics, reporting, and evaluation of research.
On June 26, 2015, Science introduced the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines in order to promote shared standards for open practices by journals. By encouraging journals to adopt these guidelines, the goal is to increase transparency of the processes and products of scientific research and thus the integrity and reproducibility of research.
In November 2014, the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science published the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. According to the Code, it “provides the research community with a framework to promote commonly agreed principles and standards. The Code of Conduct aims to support a common understanding and common culture of research integrity in Denmark.”
The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has on its website a series of case studies addressing a variety of topics in the responsible conduct of research. The ORI Casebook: Stories about Researchers Worth Discussing (Casebook) is designed to raise awareness of the types of ethical dilemmas researchers may encounter and provide a way to work through them.
The Casebook consists of the following eight topic chapters: