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The Anatomy Lesson by John Ioannidis is now online

The ‘Anatomische les’ (Anatomy Lesson) by John Ioannidis is now available on YouTube.

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Guest lecture Brian Martinson: Systemic Threats to Research Integrity Require Systemic Responses

When: Februari 16th, 2017. 14:00-15:00h
Where: Simon Building, Tilburg University.


On Thursday Feb. 16th (14:00-15:00), Dr. Brian Martinson will give a guest lecture at the Simon Building of Tilburg University on research integrity. Dr. Martinson is a leading scholar in research integrity and responsible conduct of research and is well known for his classic Nature paper “Scientists behaving badly”. In his thought-promoting talk he will discuss some of the systematic threats to research integrity in contemporary science, and ways to deal with them. (more…)

Interview with Prof. Lex Bouter on Sloppy Science

In this short interview (Science Guide, Dutch language) Lex Bouter, professor of Methodology and Integrity at VU University, talks about the problem of sloppy research. Bouter argues that the current focus on serious violations of research integrity, such as fraud and falsification, conceals the fact that Questionable Research Practices are just as much –maybe even bigger- a threat to the scientific project. He then makes a case for more research and education on Questionable Research Practices (or ‘sloppy science’).

Interview (in Dutch) about the movie ‘On being a scientist’

In this short news article (Dutch language, 2016) the Dutch philosopher Bas Haring talks about the fictional movie On Being a Scientist, which he produced in collaboration with the director Joost van Ginkel. Haring explains that the movie aims to raise students’ awareness of research integrity and to prepare them for the problems and dilemma’s (the ‘dark side’ of science) they could encounter as scientists. He emphasizes that it does not provide clear-cut answers or step-by-step solutions but instead invites students to reflect and think for themselves. On Being a Scientist was funded by the Leiden University and is freely available on youtube.

Criminologists scrutinise academia in wake of scientific scandals

While scientific misconduct has never been given much attention by criminologists, over the last few years things have changed. In this short interview, Rita Faria, a lecturer in criminology at the University of Porto, explains how ’recent scientific scandals have prompted a surge of interest from criminologists into the “occupational crime” that occurs in universities.’ The term occupational crime refers to a crime that occurs as part of a job, such as white collar or “elite” crime.

A manifesto for reproducible science

‘Reproducible research practices are at the heart of sound research and integral to the scientific method.’ However, research has shown that the practice of reproducibility faces many challenges that are both cultural and systematic. The question has been raised to what extend these challenges can be met…

In this manifesto the authors make a case for optimism. (more…)

Farewell prof. dr. Fijnaut, confidential counsellor Tilburg University (Symposium, in Dutch)

When: February 9th, 2017, 14.30h
Where: Aula, Tilburg University

Prof. dr. Cyrille Fijnaut neemt afscheid als vertrouwenspersoon wetenschappelijke integriteit van de Universiteit van Tilburg. Om hem te bedanken voor zijn jarenlange inzet wordt op 9 februari 2017 een symposium gehouden. Aanvang 15.00 uur (inloop met koffie en thee vanaf 14.30). Voor meer informatie klik hier.

Research integrity inquiry: open for submissions

The Science and Technology Committee launched an inquiry on research integrity issues raised in this POSTnote. This includes the topics:

  • The extent of the research integrity problem;
  • Causes and drivers of recent trends;
  • The effectiveness of controls/regulation (formal and informal), and what further measures if any are needed;
  • What matters should be for the research/academic community to deal with, and which for Government.
  • Submission deadline: March 10th, 2017.

    Cochrane-REWARD prize for reducing waste in research: call for nominations

    The REWARD movement collects examples of measures that organisations have taken and are taking (and will take) to increase value and reduce waste. Cochrane funds the annual Cochrane-REWARD prize in 2017 and 2018 for good local or pilot initiatives that have the most potential to reduce waste in research if scaled up globally. The winners of the 2017 prizes will be announced at the 5th World Conference on Research Integrity.
    Nominations can be send to Sylvia de Haan, deadline February 28, 2017. (more…)

    Annual conference European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME)

    When: September 7-9, 2017
    Where: Barcelona, Spain
    The conference website is under construction, and will be avaiable this january. For now you find the latest information here.
    ‘Responsibility and integrity in research’ is again on the agenda. Deadline for abstract submission is March 1st, 2017.

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