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Research integrity and ethics, reliable research results, teaching and learning

The Summer Seminar is an interactive event that brings together leading experts from around the world. The theme of the 2021 seminar is Research Integrity: Progress Report and Future Directions. The workshop features both keynote speeches and a variety of workshops.

More detailed information about the event and application procedures can be obtained at the following webpage:

The Co-chairs, Local Organising Committee and Programme Committee of the 7th World Conference on Research Integrity are looking forward to welcoming you to Cape Town in 2021!

The theme of the conference is ‘Fostering Research Integrity in an Unequal World’.

We are confident that the 7th WCRI will be interesting and relevant to Research Integrity stakeholders across all disciplinary fields from the basic and applied natural and biomedical sciences to the humanities and social sciences. Important RI stakeholders include researchers, institutional leaders, national and international policy makers, funders and journals.

This will be the first time this conference will be held in Africa and hence we are really hoping that many African colleagues will avail themselves of the opportunity to attend this conference and network with colleagues from around the globe.

Cape Town as a city has a vast amount to offer visitors and we are confident that it is a destination that conference attendees will be excited to visit.

The Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) is in the centre of Cape Town adjacent to the Waterfront precinct and surrounded by several large hotels, all within walking distance of this venue.

The City of Cape Town also has a good public transport system in the form of the MyCity bus service and Uber is well developed and accessible in Cape Town. The current weak Rand also makes Cape Town a very affordable destination.

ICSMRE 2021: 15. International Conference on Scientific Method and Research Ethics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Scientific Method and Research Ethics. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Scientific Method and Research Ethics

UKRIO's annual conference is a one-day event. The 2021 conference is going to take place in London, UK. The conference's target audience is oriented towards experts in the research integrity field, with it being open for registration for members of UKRIO subscriber institutions.


Further information about the event and registration procedures can be obtained at the following link:

The Path2Integrity Conference will take place on 25&26 February 2021 in Madrid, Spain. 

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

CSMRE 2021: 15. International Conference on Scientific Method and Research Ethics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Scientific Method and Research Ethics. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Scientific Method and Research Ethics

International collaborations are now arguably the norm, ‘open’ research is driving particular behaviours and is more frequently an expectation from funders of research, and a generation of new researchers who grew up with the power of the internet and big data is entering the research workforce. As a result, the way we influence or foster research cultures towards responsible conduct and research integrity is also changing.

More information about the NRIN Symposium on Research Integrity is to be published at:

Over the last years, the question of academic integrity became one of the most important issues in higher education, as variousforms of academic misconduct and non-ethical behavior become more visible and more frequent. We are nowadays witnessingthetypes of academic misconduct whichare not easilyunderstandablefrom bothrational and ethical pointsof view, such asresearchers publishing false data, forging results, plagiarizing or self-plagiarizing, etc. Similarly, number ofstudents are cheating during the exams andshowing wide array of non-ethical behaviors. These and many other aspectsof the academic “non-integrity”(in science and in education) are of particular interest for theinternational scientific community, which acknowledged this as the increasinglyrelevant and internationally recognized problem.

The Path2Integrity dialogue on "Governance of Research Integrity and Trust in Science: COVID-19 and Implications for a coordinated RI approach in Europe" will be held on 13 November 2020. There will be two speakers present: 

Sandra Bendiscioli, Senior Programme Officer, EMBO.

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle, Chair of the Advisory Board Path2Integrity.

The session begins at 15 p.m. CET (Brussels time).

The Path2Integrity dialogue on "How to promote integrity at your research institution? -Learning from success stories and best practice" will be held on 6 November 2020. The speakers at the event will be: 

Arja R. Aro, Vice-Chair of Path2Integrity Advisory Board and Co-Founder & Chair of the Board, EduRes Consulting Ltd

Zoë Hammatt, Director of the Division of Education and Integrity of the Office of Research Integrity

 The session begins at 10 a.m. CET (Brussels time).

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI) and the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) are pleased to invite you to the 16th World Congress on Public Health. Co-chairs of the Congress are Walter Ricciardi and Carlo Signorelli.

The Research Forum Conference 2020 will focus on public’s participation in science and the public’s trust in science. Citizens need to understand the major questions of science and technology in the contemporary world, because it is in the present that decisions are made, for shaping impact in the future. Solidarity, between present and future, is therefore critically dependent on the full exercise of citizenship, and ensuring that science is trusted. Therefore we have to go beyond the deficit model and engage in meaningful dialogue, not a monologue from science to society to ensure solidarity.

The ENRIO 2020 Congress on Research Integrity Practice opens a new European congress series that brings experts together to critically explore and develop research integrity practices. The aim is to work towards increasingly responsible European research culture. ENRIO 2020 is organised by the European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO), the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK and Aalto University, Finland.

The Annual Conference is the main annual event of the Association of Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE). The three-day conference is a meeting place and platform for researchers, teacher educators, policy makers and teachers from all over the world. It combines inspiring keynotes, a wide variety of papers on research and practice of teacher education, and active working sessions organized by the Research and Development Communities (RDCs) in a stimulating and friendly atmosphere.

Path2Integrity Community Nepal is welcoming you to a webinar on "Social Science Research Ethics: Theories, Practices and Learnings". The webinar will provide a constructive platform for all scholars, researchers along with interested personnel, and will address topics as data protection, questionable research methods, safeguards, research integrity and research ethics in social science.

Come and join us on Tuesday, 1st September 2020 at 12:00pm to 14:30pm CEST Brussels time (3:45pm to 6:45pm Nepali time) and join this interesting international discussion!

You can register here.

The Annual ECER Conference is going to be conducted online. The conference will comprise of keynote speeches, panels, and network activities.


Further information about the registration and participation could be obtained at the following link:


The COMET conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds involving various healthcare specialties and the human and social sciences. A special emphasis is on the dissemination of ongoing research in language/discourse/communication studies in relation to healthcare education, patient participation and professional ethics.

The World Education Research Association Focal Meeting 2020 seeks to feature research that includes more than one country or is comparative, cross-cultural, international, or transnational in conceptualization, scope, or design.

The central theme of the conference is “Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice”. Together, these three concepts represent our aspirations for approaches to global development that address inequality, poverty and political marginalisation, also in connection with climate change and other environmental threats. Solidarity is essential for any process of social change. Based on mutually shared interests and human values, solidarity can be extremely powerful yet can also be easily undermined in an era of fake news and (electronically) manipulated elections. Peace and social justice are similarly important values in (as well as aspired outcomes of) struggles or transformation processes in which solidarity is key.

This meeting is the largest and most comprehensive European event dedicated to doctoral education, the previous edition gathering more than 200 participants. Open to anyone working in this field, it is an opportunity for different stakeholders such as academic leaders, doctoral education professionals, European and national policymakers, representatives from funding organisations and doctoral candidates to engage in productive discussions on the development of doctoral education.

The ETHICOMP series of conferences fosters an international community of scholars and technologists, including computer professionals and business professionals from industry. Since 1995, conferences have been scheduled across Europe and Asia, with our main events coming approximately every 18 months. ETHICOMP considers computer ethics, conceived broadly, to include philosophical, professional, and practical aspects of the field.

ICSMRE 2020: 14. International Conference on Scientific Method and Research Ethics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Scientific Method and Research Ethics. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Scientific Method and Research Ethics

MeRTEC together with the MSMR, the NCABR and the FBI, WMD will deliver a great educational and training opportunity that will provide for greater dialogue as well as interactive, interdisciplinary learning and networking which has been our key approach for 18 years!

The European Commission, led by the European Innovation Council and in close collaboration with the EU member states, will host a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges.

The main aim of the Eurodoc annual conference is to provide a platform to bring together Eurodoc members i.e. National Association (NAs), early-career researchers (ECRs), higher education policy makers, universities, funding institutions, businesses, and other stakeholders to address issues relevant to ECRs, higher education, and research. The conference is a great opportunity to meet and network with other ECRs from across Europe.

Academic Integrity is the foundation on which all of academia stands. It is in schools, classrooms, in corridors and canteens that students, the future citizens of the world, gather an understanding of what is right and what is wrong, what is meant by integrity, being truthful, responsible, and respectful. It is here that they develop honesty and fairness and take those values into the real world and as members of the greater community, practicing these skills in their everyday lives and at their workplaces.

The European Science Engagement Conference annually unites an international community of science communication and public engagement professionals. The main goal of this conference is to offer all practitioners in the field a Pan-European platform to expand their networks and enhance their skills via inspiring keynotes, interactive sessions and co-creative workshops. The conference aims to discuss relevant topics, funding programs and formats mainly related to the areas of public engagement and science communication.

Final Event of the FIT4RRI project. The summit starts a new collaborative phase of shaping the future of open science and society relations. At the University of Rome about 100 delegates will come together to exchange experiences and tools to support responsible and open institutional change.

The virtual symposium will be held as an alternative session replacing the Path2Integrity research forum at the 27th DGfE conference in Cologne, which was cancelled due to Covid-19 disease. It will take place between 15:30 - 17:30 (GMT+1) on Monday, 16th of March. This research forum provides space for an analytical discussion of teaching and learning research ethics and research integrity, including lectures on the following topics:


Teaching and learning Research Ethics and Research Integrity: a European roadmap

Prof. Julia Prieß-Buchheit, Lisa Häberlein


Lessons learned in intercultural training

Prof. Arja Aro


The multiple tier test: a possibility to evaluate learning objectives in RE&RI

Nicolaus Wilder, Linda Zollitsch


Ethical challenges in educational science research: approaches, experiences and recommendations from a Horizon2020 project

Dr. Tom Lindemann, Prof. Dirk Lanzerath


For registration, please contact Katharina Miller at

Pre-university education in Europe is facing serious challenges, for instance regarding the recruitment of teachers for STEM subjects and languages. The LERU paper on Teacher Training, identifies contributions that universities can make to address these challenges. The paper’s focus is on initiatives that universities can take of their own accord to make Initial Teacher Training and Continuing Professional Development for teachers more attractive and that can help to improve the prestige of a career in pre-university teaching.

The conference theme – “Sharing strategies for Research Improvement” – for us represents an ambition to move beyond the articulation and description of problems, to instead provide greater focus on possible solutions; their development, testing, evaluation and dissemination. We will consider challenges and opportunities for improvement from the perspective of Ethics Committees and Regulators, Publishers, Institutions and Researchers, and Funders; and will have themes running through the conference on new methods for measuring and testing interventions. By involving communities beyond biomedical research we hope to broaden the discussion, that we can learn from each others‘ experience.

The HUMAINT winter school is conceived as an interdisciplinary course about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems on human behaviour. After a successful first event, this year edition focuses on the topic of fairness and accountability in AI and it is taking place one week before the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (ACM FAT*), a computer science conference with a cross-disciplinary focus that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in fairness, accountability, and transparency in socio-technical systems. 

Path2Integrity is co-organizing a congress on “The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its ethical impacts”.  

During two days we will be discussing the following three pillars: 

  1. Ethical impacts of: 4IR, AI, robots, regtech, fintech, internet of things, smart cities, 5G, ciber violence against women and girls, etc.
  2. Companies/startups: what are they doing in order to change, adapt, and not lose the ethical track? Why are there so few women who found and own start-ups? Why do women not get VC? What about the financing.
  3. Education: how do we educate our small ones and ourselves to navigate safely through all these changes?

For the third pillar, important representatives of Path2Integrity will be raising awareness about our project, they will call for participants for our workshops on teaching research integrity and they will also talk about best practise.

As the congress is co-organized by the European Women Lawyers Association based in Brussels and with EU Transparency Register ID: 730379225729-59, we have also invited the new President-elect Ursula von der Leyen and the Commissioners Vera Jourova and Mariya Gabriel as well as the president of European Economic and Social Committee Luca Jahier. Other speakers will be Gabriela Ramos (OECD Sherpa to G20), delegates from Women20 (W20, subgroup of G20), alumni of Global Leadership Academy implemented by GIZ, members of INGO Council of Europe, representatives of civil society, academia, public institutions, businesses, all stakeholders that are interested in 4IR and Ethics. We are supported by the Spanish Government and we hope that the Minister of Science and Universities, Pedro Duque, can attend our congress.

This congress is very important for Path2Integrity, as for the first time, we will present our project to a very broad audience in EU. 

Our intention is to blaze the trail for our own congress on 26/27 February 2021 (also in Madrid) and our workshops for teaching research integrity. As we see Path2Integrity as THE network for teachers/professionals who teach/want to teach research integrity, the November 2019 congress is a great opportunity to spread the word and to call up the curiosity and demand for the excellency of our project and the handbook.

To learn more about this event, visit:

Familiarity with good research practice is an indispensable part of research, however, it also typically remains an unwelcome compulsory subject for students. Students often have difficulties to understand how relevant this topic is for their personal and professional development.

This symposium will approach the topic of teaching and learning good research practice from different innovative perspectives.

To learn more about this event, visit:

The Path2Integrity Interdisciplinary Meeting will be embedded in the European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity's (ENERI) final conference. The meeting will be held in the MCE Conference Centre in Brussels, Belgium and is scheduled for the afternoon (12:30 - 17:30) of 29 October. 

Schedule and preliminary programme as well as hotel recommendations will follow. 

At its FINAL CONFERENCE the EU-funded Horizon2020 project ENERI will bring together leading ethics experts, researchers, policy makers, representatives from industry, research funding organizations, civil society and other stakeholders to test and discuss the concepts and products developed  during the 3 years term of project duration. 

Information available here:

NRIN organizes its third one-day conference, this time on research integrity in education. Since it is one of our core focus points to facilitate exchange, mutual learning and collaboration within the field of research integrity, NRIN composed a diverse plenary program, where researchers, lecturers and trainers present their projects, courses and initiatives that foster research integrity from an educational perspective. 

Information available here: