ENRIO meeting
Lisbon

Lisbon (Portugal), 02 - 03 October 2017

When

02 - 03 October 2017

Where

Lisbon, Portugal

 

Chair:

Nicole Foeger, Austria

Host:

Ana Carvalho & Joana Araujo, Portugal

National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences

The National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences kindly invited ENRIO to hold their bi-annual Meeting on 02-03 October 2017 in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. The meeting took place at the Portuguese Parliament, which also showed the importance of Research Integrity for Portugal.

Prof. Soares (National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences) welcomed the ENRIO members on the first day of the meeting. In his welcome speech he contextualized the need of awareness of Research Integrity. Prof. Quintanilha, President of the Parliament Commission for Education and Science, highlighted in his welcome speech the importance of Research Integrity in science.

Nicole Foeger (Chair of ENRIO) welcomed new participants from Poland and Slovakia. Laura Bandura-Morgan (National Science Centre) and Juaraj Koppel (Slovak Academy of Sciences) introduced themselves as well as their organizations.

Ana Carvalho (FCT) reported on the status of the ongoing activities in Portugal and introduced future plans.

Furthermore, the members heard an update on the EU-Project European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity (ENERI) from Nicole Foeger (Chair of ENRIO). The Austrian Agency for Research Integrity (OeAWI) is member of the ENRIO network and acts as project partner on behalf of ENRIO. The European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity establishes an operable platform of actors in the fields of research ethics and research integrity. More information can be found on the www.eneri.eu.

One main part of the ENERI project is to develop a core curriculum for persons who are involved in ethics review and investigations panels. Erika Löfström (University of Helsinki, project partner in ENERI) presented the actual status of those training courses.

Bert Seghers (VCWI) and Grace van Arkel (University of Maastricht) provided in their presentation information about the results of the mapping of the network, which is also part of the ENERI project. The questionnaire was sent to all ENRIO member organizations and mapped mainly facts i.e. regulations, structures, handling of cases, practices, codes and modes of implementation of regulations in the field of research integrity.

In her presentation “Public science communication as part of the responsible conduct of research “ Iina Kohonen (TENK) showed an example from Finland. The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and the Committee for Public Information in Finland are running a two-year project that concentrates on responsible science communication. The aim of the project is to promote ethical standards and research integrity in science communication to ensure that results are published and disseminated in a thought-provoking and ethically responsible way. In her presentation Iina Kohonen discussed some of the challenges and shared some of the good practices that they have discovered during this project.

On the second day of the meeting, internal working groups worked on the topics: Training, Investigation and Whistleblowing.

Agenda

Monday, 02 October 2017 from 14:00 till 18:00

  • Opening, welcome and brief report by the Chair
  • Welcome by the National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences, Prof Doutor Jorge Soares
  • Welcome by the Secretary of State of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Prof Maria Fernanda Rollo (tbc)
  • Welcome by the President of the Foundation for Science and Technology, Prof. Paulo Ferrão (tbc)
  • Welcome by the President of the Parliament Commission for Education and Science,
  • Prof Alexandre Quintanilha (tbc)
  • Welcome by Ana Carvalho & Joana Araujo, FCT
  • Progress made in Portugal, Ana Carvalho & Joana Araujo, FCT (tbc)
  • Adoption of the Agenda
  • Approval of the minutes of the ENRIO meeting in Amsterdam, 27 May 2017
  • European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity (ENERI), Nicole Foeger
  • Training in Research Integrity for Researchers & RIOs, Erika Löfström, University of Helsinki
  • Results from the ENRIO survey, Bert Seghers and Grace van Arkel
  • Public science communication as part of the responsible conduct of research – an example from Finland, Iina Kohonen, TENK
  • New participants:
    • Laura Bandura-Morgan, National Science Centre, Poland
    • Juaraj Koppel, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 from 9:00 till 16:00

  • Working group I:
    a) Investigation (Torkild Vinther)
    b) Whistleblowing (Sanna Kaisa Spoof)
  • Working group II:
    Training (Michael Gommel, Gerlinde Sponholz)

Parallel sessions (3 h) + Reports from the working groups

  • Recent developments for ENRIO
  • ARIO meeting; Torkild Vinther
  • EU-projects (DEFORM, EnTIRE,…); Nicole Foeger
  • 1st ENRIO newsletter; Birgit Buschbom
  • ….
  • Next ENRIO Meeting: date and venue