Research Integrity in Norway (RINO)

Research Integrity in Norway (RINO)

by Torunn Ellefsen

The Norwegian national research ethics committees (FEK) have collaborated with the University of Bergen (UiB) and The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) on a national survey on research integrity; RINO – Research Integrity in Norway.

The survey sets out to map attitudes towards and knowledge of falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism (FFP) and questionable research practises (QRP). The research group is then following up the quantitative part by qualitative part, aiming to seek insights into conditions that could strengthen research ethical cultures within the institutions.

The survey was sent to 31.206 employees at the universities and the institute sector in Norway and received 7291 answers.


The working group in the project is analyzing and discussing the results and plan to publish results from the survey in June 2018.

The project plan to start the qualitative part of the survey during fall 2018.

For further information on the project, please see: