Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (SAMW)

Founding year

2006

History

In 2006, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences established the commission «Scientific Integrity», which follows national and international developments and takes position on general questions related to scientific integrity. The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences is an association of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS), the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) and the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW).

 

The members of the commission were delegated by the four Academies (SCNAT, SAHS, SAMS and SATW). The four Academies 2016, the commission was replaced by a Scientific Integrity Expert Group.

ENRIO member since

2008

Structure

The initiative of the Academies in this field is voluntary based.

Main Tasks

The tasks are as follows:

  1. Following the national and international developments in the field of scientific integrity and ensuring the regular national and international exchange.
  2. Stating its position to principle issues of scientific integrity.
  3. Advising research institutions, research funding institutions and political authorities in principle issues of scientific integrity.
  4. Helping to raise awareness of researchers and research funding institutions about behaviour of integrity in the scientific context and supporting the implementation of the contents of scientific integrity.

Investigation

Investigation (scientific projects, that are funded by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, such projects are very rare) (*) For these theoretical rare situations exists a legal base Article 11a Federal Law concerning research and innovation (FIFG).

Training

under planning

Promoting Research Integrity

The commission advises research institutions, research promoting institutions and political authorities on fundamental questions.

In 2008, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences published the brochure «Scientific integrity: principles and rules of procedure» (pdf).

In 2013, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences published the brochure «Authorship in scientific publications: analysis and recommendations» (pdf)

Contact

Lic. iur. Michelle Salathé, MAE

Schweizerische Akademie der Medizinischen Wissenschaften (SAMW)
Haus der Akademien
Laupenstrasse 7
3001 Bern - Switzerland

+41 31 306 92 70