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Title: European Universities’ Guidance on Research Integrity and Misconduct: Accessibility, Approaches, and Content
Authors: Aubert Bonn, Noémie
Godecharle, Simon
Dierickx, Kris
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 12(1), p. 33-44
Abstract: Research integrity is imperative to good science. Nonetheless, many countries and institutions develop their own integrity guidance, thereby risking incompatibilities with guidance of collaborating institutions. We retrieved guidance for academic integrity and misconduct of 18 universities from 10 European countries and investigated accessibility, general content, principles endorsed, and definitions of misconduct. Accessibility and content differ substantially between institutions. There are general trends of common principles of integrity and definitions of misconduct, yet differences remain. Parallel with previous research, we distinguish different approaches in integrity guidance; one emphasizes broad values of integrity, and the other details negative behaviors of misconduct. We propose that a balance between both approaches is necessary to preserve trust, meaning, and realism of guidance on research integrity.
Notes: Bonn, NA (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Campus Diepenbeek,Agoralaan Block D,Off C55, B-3590 Hasselt, Belgium. noemie.aubertbonn@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23487
DOI: 10.1177/1556264616688980
ISI #: 000397241000005
ISSN: 1556-2646
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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