French Office for Research Integrity (OFIS)

Launch of a national structure for research integrity in France

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French Office for Research Integrity – OFIS

On the 20th of March, the French Office for Research Integrity (in French: Office français de l’intégrité scientifique – OFIS) has been created as one of the department of the High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (in French: Haut conseil de l’évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieurHCERES).

Importantly, this gives to the French Office for Scientific Integrity the status of independent authority.

The OFIS has three missions:

  • to serve as a common platform of expertise,
  • to act as an Observatory reporting and spreading information about Scientific Integrity,
  • to provide support for all the French actors willing to share their resources and good practices.

The OFIS also has a mission of representation at the European and international levels. The OFIS is still under construction – more precise information will be available during the next fall.


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