Current approaches to teaching research ethics and integrity are insufficient to deal with the complex and changing world of research and its impacts. It is in this context that the INTEGRITY project is established, seeking to empower students for Responsible Research Conduct (RCR) through evidence-based, scaffolded learning.
The project will combine high quality training in research integrity with innovative modes of engagement in order to bring ethics alive, thereby equipping the next generation of researchers with the capabilities to conduct research in a responsible manner and to address new and unforeseen research challenges.
The project will develop an evidence-based analysis of student needs, blind-spots, and expectations regarding research integrity across 9 European countries. It will also map, categorize and analyse current teaching in research integrity to better detect and mitigate gaps in teaching, and to help build tailor-made curricula for students in the whole range of research areas and in three levels of studies.
The project will also develop a teaching philosophy on RCR that takes capacity building of students as its main aim, using three core values (Transparency, Honesty and Responsibility) and incorporating the ‘QRP’ approach and FFP topics.