The congress focuses on current challenges that open science and data protection laws pose for research integrity in Europe. Other key topics include the many aspects of research misconduct (e.g. prevention, investigations, dealing with allegations, lack of transparency), whistle-blower protection, research integrity training, and the connections between research integrity and scientific publishing.

The programme will represent the wide range of topics that are currently important in the field of research integrity and research ethics, for example:

  • Prevention of research misconduct
  • Whistle-blowing and the whistle-blower protection directive in the EU
  • Research integrity training and knowledge building
  • Research integrity in innovation and collaboration and the employer’s responsibility
  • Implications of funding pressures (research assessment, politics, accountability) for research integrity and the research funders’ perspective
  • Advancing research integrity in European countries without a national system
  • Ethics and ethical standards of Artificial Intelligence
  • Ethical review in the humanities and arts & research integrity in technical sciences and engineering
  • Responsible research communication and scientific publishing
  • Authorship issues
  • Horizon Europe and EU funding for research integrity and research ethics: the Science with and for Society programmes


Workshops will be offered on topics such as:

  • European data protection law and research integrity practices
  • Collaborative investigation of plagiarism
  • Cross-border cases in investigating research misconduct in Europe
  • National experience from countries without a formal system for monitoring research integrity
  • Research integrity training approaches for experts
  • Protecting whistle-blowers, handling anonymous complaints, and dealing with false allegations of research misconduct
  • Discipline-specific questions of research integrity
  • Research integrity in interdisciplinary projects
  • Research integrity and big data
  • Authorship issues in scientific publishing
  • Wellbeing of research integrity advisers and ombudsmen and those under investigation for research misconduct

Participation in the workshops requires pre-registration.

We welcome proposals for research presentations and workshops through a call for papers that opens in November 2019.

We also provide a platform for presentations of European research and development projects and their outcomes. The proposals for project presentations can be made through the call for papers.

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Organisers and the Programme Committee