The ENRIO congress is a practice-oriented event, and we welcome research integrity experts, researchers, research directors, research funders, research administrators and science communicators to join us online for discussion.

Download the programme here: ENRIO 2021 schedule

Abstract booklet

List of virtual posters

Poster abstracts

The congress takes place on an online platform created by ProspectumLIVE. The participants receive a personal link to the platform, and registered participants can watch presentations and browse posters until 26 November 2021.

Register before 27 September 2021  to ensure your place at the event!

Key topics:

  • Connections between open science and research integrity
  • EU data protection laws and research integrity
  • Handling research misconduct
  • Research integrity training and knowledge building
  • Responsibilities of research organisations and funding organisations in cultivating a healthy research environment
  • Authorship and research publishing
  • Whistleblower protection
  • Advancing research integrity in European countries without a national system
  • Ethical assessment and ethical review in the humanities and arts
  • The legacy of Horizon Europe projects: experiences, lessons learned and paths forward

These topics will be discussed in pre-conference workshops, keynotes, thematic sessions and virtual posters.

Invited speakers

We are proud to welcome the following invited speakers to the event.

Ulrike Beisiegel, Professor Emerita, President Emerita of the University of Göttingen, former Chair of the German Ombudsman Board, Germany. Research integrity as a long-lasting challenge for the scientific system – 20 years’ experience in the German system. Session 11. Insights into research integrity in Europe. Wednesday 29 September 2021, 16:00-17:00 CEST.

Tricia Bertram Gallant, Director, Academic Integrity Office, University of California, USA. Cultivating a Barrel of Good Apples: Research Integrity Cultures & Training. Session 5. Tuesday 28 September 2021, 16:30-17:30 CEST.

Lex Bouter, Professor of Methodology and Integrity, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. What research institutions can do to foster research integrity. Session 2. Tuesday 28 September 2021, 11:00-12:00 CEST.

Dr David Erdos, Faculty of Law and Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, UK. Academic expression, knowledge facilitation and the General Data Protection Regulation. Session 4. Tuesday 28 September 2021, 15:30-16:30 CEST.

Helena Eronen, Data Protection Officer, University of Eastern Finland, Finland. Data protection issues at the UEF Committee on Research Ethics. Session 4. Tuesday 28 September 2021, 15:30-16:30 CEST.

Dr. Daniele Fanelli, Department of Methodology, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Committee on Research Integrity for the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI). Research Ethics and Integrity Committee in Italy’s National Research Council (CNR). What new challenges lie ahead for research integrity officers? Opening session. Tuesday 28 September 2021, 10:20-11:00 CEST.

Nicole Föger, Managing Director of the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity, Austria. Eight months digital whistleblower platform: lessons learned. Session 6. Wednesday 29 September 2021, 9:30-10:30 CEST.

Olivier Le Gall, Chair of the French Advisory Board for Research Integrity (OFIS), France.  Bibliodiversity, open science and research integrity. Session 7. Wednesday 29 September 2021, 10:30-11:30 CEST.

Isidoros Karatzas, Research Ethics and Integrity Sector, European Commission (EC). Research integrity priorities in Horizon Europe: preparing for the new challenges. Session 2. Tuesday 28 September 2021, 11:00-12:00 CET.

Rauna Kuokkanen, Research Professor, Arctic Indigenous Studies, University of Lapland, Finland. Relational accountability of indigenous and Sámi research ethics. Session 8. Wednesday 29 September 2021, 12:30-13:30 CEST. Prerecorded presentation only.

Elizabeth Moylan, Publisher, Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics at Wiley, UK. Why does authorship matter? Session 3. Tuesday 28 September 2021, 13:00-14:00 CEST.

Henriikka Mustajoki, Head of Development, National Open Science in Finland, Federation Finnish of Learned Societies, Finland. Open science – a key to responsible research and research integrity. Session 7. Wednesday 29 September 2021, 10:30-11:30 CEST.

Pekka Louhiala, Professor of Philosophy of Medicine and Medical Ethics, University of Tampere, Finland. Who is an author? Session 3. Tuesday 28 September 2021, 13:00-14:00 CEST.

Maria Rehbinder, Senior Legal Councel, Aalto University, Finland. Artistic expression, artistic research and informing the data subject. Session 4. Tuesday 28 September 2021, 15:30-16:30 CEST.

Sanna-Kaisa Spoof, Secretary General of the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK and Chair of ENRIO, Finland. Who are the whistleblowers who report research misconduct, and do they all need protection? Session 6. Wednesday 29 September 2021, 9:30-10:30 CEST.

Krista Varantola, Chancellor Emerita, University of Tampere, Finland. Responsible research – who is responsible? Reflections on current developments. Session 11. Wednesday 29 September 2021, 16:00-17:00 CEST.


The workshops take place online on Monday, 27 September 2021. Workshops #1, #2, #5 and #9 do not require pre-registration and links to these workshops will be published on the congress platform. Registered participants to the other workshops receive this information from the workshop organisers. Read the full workshop descriptions here.

1. Opening and sharing of personal data: ethical and legal issues and solutions. Monday, 27 September, 10-12 CEST. No pre-registration. Organisers: Enrico Glerean et al, Aalto University, Finland

2. Teaching research ethics to different learners. Monday, 27 September, 12.30-14.30 CEST. No pre-registration. Organisers: Helena Siipi and Susanne Uusitalo, University of Turku, Finland

3. “And suddenly you are an ombudsperson…” – Framework conditions for professional ombudsman work at scientific institutions. Monday, 27 September, 9-11.00 am CEST. Pre-registration: FULL. Organisers: Dr. Katharina Beier, Ombuds Office for Good Scientific Practice (University of Göttingen), and Helga Nolte, Ombuds Office (University of Hamburg)

4. Research assessment exercise: How to incentivise RI. Monday, 27 September, 13:30-15:00 CEST. Pre-registration: FULL. Organisers: Helen Sitar, Science Policy Programme Officer, EMBO & Community Coordinator, San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), and Sandra Bendiscioli, Senior Science Policy Programme Officer, EMBO.

5. Cross-border investigations: The Hawaiian-Austrian case. Monday, 27 September, 9-10.30 am CEST. No pre-registration. Organisers: Zoe Hammatt (University of Hawaii School of Medicine) and Nicole Föger (Austrian Agency for Research Integrity). The workshop can accommodate 100 participants.

6. Teaching the responsible conduct of research – challenges and lessons learned. Monday, 27 September, 10.30-12:00 CEST. Pre-registration: FULL. Organisers: Dr. Michael Gommel, M.A., Dr. Julia Verse and PD Dr. Dr. Gerlinde Sponholz, Team Scientific Integrity.

7. Responsibility of research funders for safeguarding good research practice. Monday, 27 September, 15.30-17.00 CEST. Pre-registration: FULL. Organisers: German Research Foundation / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

8. I spy with my little eye: Improving image integrity awareness in scientific publishing. Monday, 27 September, 16.30-18.00 CEST. Pre-registration: FULL. Organiser: Maria Zalm, PhD. Senior Editor, Publication Ethics – PLOS (Public Library of Science).

9. Expanding horizons for Research Integrity practice. Monday, 27 September, 13.30-14.45 CEST. No pre-registration. Organiser: Panagiotis Kavouras, Physicist, MSc, PhD. Senior researcher at National Technical University of Athens. Panelists:

  • Dr. Eva Buchinger, Austrian Institute of Technology (coordinator of TechEthos
  • Prof. Søren Holm, Department of Law, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester (coordinator of ROSiE)
  • Prof. Niels Mejlgaard, Department of Political Science, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University (coordinator of SOPs4RI)
  • Dr. Ralf Lindner, Head of the Competence Center Policy and Society, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (coordinator of SUPER MoRRI)
  • Assis. Prof. Natalie Evans, Ethics, Law and Medical Humanities, Amsterdam University Medical Centers (representing VIRT2UE)


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