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:
In June 2014, the Irish Universities Association (IUA), in conjunction with several research-related organizations in Ireland, released a National Policy Statement on Ensuring Research Integrity in Ireland. The aim of the statement is “to commit the main organisations in Irish research to the highest standards of integrity in carrying out their research so that partners and other stakeholders, and the international research community may have full confidence in the Irish research system.” The statement aligns with similar documents from t
UC Davis has developed a series of online video vignettes to help researchers develop their lab leadership and management skills. Each vignette raises and addresses a specific issue, such as authorship, unethical behavior, or managing personnel. Check them out ~ they are designed to address issues faced by researchers in all career stages.