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Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research

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Project "PRINTEGER" data sheet

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postcode: 6525 EZ

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙987˙780 €
 EC max contribution 1˙987˙779 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.5.f. (Develop the governance for the advancement of responsible research and innovation by all stakeholders, which is sensitive to society needs and demands and promote an ethics framework for research and innovation)
 Code Call H2020-GARRI-2014-1
 Funding Scheme CSA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2018-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET NO (OSLO) participant 343˙950.00
3    VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL BE (BRUSSEL) participant 280˙000.00
5    UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN NL (LEIDEN) participant 225˙838.00
6    TARTU ULIKOOL EE (TARTU) participant 166˙250.00
7    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO IT (TRENTO) participant 121˙491.00
8    UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL UK (BRISTOL) participant 102˙125.00


 Project objective

Research integrity is a growing concern among scientists, research organisations, policy makers, and the public, expressed in a proliferation of ethical codes, guidelines, and procedures. While this proliferation calls for harmonisation and coordination, there is little factual knowledge about the actual processes leading to misconduct or the effectiveness of current integrity policies.

PRINTEGER analyses the incidence and individual, social, and organisational causes and dynamics of misconduct. It also analyses how institutions respond to allegations, specifically in interaction with neighbouring law, the media, complex research organisations, and systemic changes in research. From the perspective of the research work floor, including the daily work of journal editors or research managers, PRINTEGER will analyse how current instruments of integrity policy operate in practice. How do guidelines most contribute to integrity? What other instruments and procedures will promote integrity?

PRINTEGER will provide concrete tools and advice to promote research integrity in Europe through four specific target groups: • advice on an optimal policy mix and opportunities for harmonisation to research policy makers; • best practice approaches to foster integrity for research leaders and managers; • advice on the use of IT tools and organisational measures for research support organisations; • practice-informed educational tools for ethical training and reflection of early career scientists.

PRINTEGER uses a unique approach that looks at procedures and guidelines, but also analyses how they operate in the context of daily research practice. For this purpose, PRINTEGER gathers not only ethicists, but also very pertinent expertise that has barely informed integrity policy so far: legal studies, scientometrics, and social sciences, such as criminology and media studies; all flanked by intensive stakeholder consultation and dissemination activities to maximise impact.


List of deliverables.
E-newsletter Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:54
Report analysing the questionnaire results Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:54
Report on fair procedures Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:54
Report on comparative analysis of codes Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Policy brief for research supporting organisations Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:54
Report and proceedings European conference on research integrity Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:54
A web-based virtual learning environment Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-07 17:22:54
Report describing organisational best practices Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Report on IT tools, specifically use by journal editors Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Partner meeting Other 2019-10-07 17:22:54
Policy brief for science policy makers, harmonisation potential Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:54
Policy brief Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Report on the incidence of misconduct Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Chapter on legal analysis Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:52
Articulated dissemination plan Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:52
Chapter on ethical clarification of integrity and misconduct Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Chapter on conceptual clarification Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Printed information materials: project flyer Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Project Website and Facebook Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Short reports on European stakeholder meetings Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Minutes of the Kick-off meeting Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:52
Research protocol for questionnaires, focus groups Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:52
Kick-off meeting (includes first General Assembly) Other 2019-10-07 17:22:52
Case studies: research protocol Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:52
Misconduct incidence: research protocol Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:52
Report on media analysis Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:52
Report on the multidisciplinary reconnaissance Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:52
Chapter on organisational approach to integrity Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:52
Chapter on criminological analysis of scientific misconduct Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:52
Inventory of key documents Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Mid-term financial and technical reports to the European Comm. Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Data management plan Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Short report to partners on local stakeholder meetings Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Integrated report on the perspective from the work floor Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Individual case studies submitted Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Academic publication on research integrity training and empowerment of future scientists Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Report analysing focus group results Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Report integrating case studies Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Tools for research leaders and managers available via website Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53
Final financial and technical reports to the European Comm. Documents, reports 2019-10-07 17:22:53

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of PRINTEGER deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Ilaria Ampollini, Massimiano Bucchi
When Public Discourse Mirrors Academic Debate: Research Integrity in the Media
published pages: NA, ISSN: 1353-3452, DOI: 10.1007/s11948-019-00103-5
Science and Engineering Ethics 1-24 2019-10-07
2018 S. P. J. M. Horbach, W. Halffman
The changing forms and expectations of peer review
published pages: , ISSN: 2058-8615, DOI: 10.1186/s41073-018-0051-5
Research Integrity and Peer Review 3/1 2019-10-07
2018 Ellen-Marie Forsberg, Frank O. Anthun, Sharon Bailey, Giles Birchley, Henriette Bout, Carlo Casonato, Gloria González Fuster, Bert Heinrichs, Serge Horbach, Ingrid Skjæggestad Jacobsen, Jacques Janssen, Matthias Kaiser, Inge Lerouge, Barend van der Meulen, Sarah de Rijcke, Thomas Saretzki, Margit Sutrop, Marta Tazewell, Krista Varantola, Knut Jørgen Vie, Hub Zwart, Mira Zöller
Working with Research Integrity—Guidance for Research Performing Organisations: The Bonn PRINTEGER Statement
published pages: 1023-1034, ISSN: 1353-3452, DOI: 10.1007/s11948-018-0034-4
Science and Engineering Ethics 24/4 2019-10-07
2017 S.P.J.M.(Serge) Horbach, W.(Willem) Halffman
The extent and causes of academic text recycling or ‘self-plagiarism’
published pages: , ISSN: 0048-7333, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2017.09.004
Research Policy 2019-10-07
2017 Serge P. J. M. Horbach, Willem Halffman
The ghosts of HeLa: How cell line misidentification contaminates the scientific literature
published pages: e0186281, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186281
PLOS ONE 12/10 2019-10-07
2016 H. Zwart
Plagiarism and Self-Exploitaion in Solar and Perlmann\'s Silence
published pages: 581-612, ISSN: 1370-0049, DOI: 10.2143/EP.23.4.3188783
Ethical Perspectives Volume 23, Issue 4 2019-10-07
2018 Serge P J M Horbach, Eric Breit, Svenn-Erik Mamelund
Organisational responses to alleged scientific misconduct: Sensemaking, sensegiving, and sensehiding
published pages: , ISSN: 0302-3427, DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scy068
Science and Public Policy 2019-10-07

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