Research Integrity

Research Integrity, why?

  • The worldwide development of research and the increase in published material led the public to distrust the researchers and their results.
  • In reaction to this situation and to comply with the concept of Open Science, researches have come to propose a charter for research integrity specifying the rules of best practice.

Research Integrity, what?

  • Research Integrity clarifies the professional responsabilities ensuring a rigorous and trustworthy scientific approach.

Research Integrity, how?

  • The Singapour manifesto (July 2010) has been adopted by most countries and published as national charters.
  • UTC created a position "Référent Intégrité Scientifique" (RIS), filled by Jean-Paul Barthès (Emeritus Prof. in the CS department), as required by the government.
  • OFIS created an RIS network, RESINT, to let the RIS exchange information and harmonize their judgements.

Role of the RIS

  • Raise awareness amongst all people involved in research activities.
  • Check that behaviors obey the European or national charters.
  • Research all problems, that may occur with the charters.
  • Forward the conclusions to the president of UTC.

Important points to be checked by all stakeholders

  • Faire la Distinguish between intellectual property and industrial property.
  • Watch the problems of plagiarism including self-plagiarism.
  • Check that the criteria for being an author of a paper are fulfilled.
  • Never doctor up research results.
  • Be sensitive to the conflict of interest in evaluating research projects.

Why is it important?

  • Now funding agencies (Europe, ANR, CNRS...) all have a charter for scientific integrity. They will ensure that all research proposals will agree with their charter and that the research they fund will be done according to the charter rules.

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Référent Intégrité Scientifique
Jean-Paul Barthès
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