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Revised edition of European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity published


UKRIO welcomes the publication today of the updated European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. Providing a framework for safeguarding and enhancing research integrity across the European research community, the document has been updated to reflect new ways of how research is funded and regulated; changes in the way research projects are conducted, managed and disseminated; and developments in open science, social media, citizen science and emerging technologies

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, stated:

“The Code sets out principles of research integrity, criteria for good research practice, and describes how to prevent violations of research integrity. The present revision is motivated by current developments in the European research funding and regulatory landscape, changing institutional responsibilities, and evolving review procedures.

“In addition, the Code is applicable to expanding open access publishing, and the use of digital repositories, and takes into account new ways of communicating science and involving citizens in research. The Code seeks to empower individual researchers and a variety of research bodies, funding agencies and publishers by creating a common understanding of how research should be conducted.”


The revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity is available to download here.

A factsheet on the new European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity can be found here.



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