AAAS 2019 Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, USA
February 14, 2019 – February 17, 2019
Saturday, February 16th
10:00am – 11:30am
Scientific Integrity: Principles and Best Practices
Integrity is of utmost importance for all facets of the scientific community. Yet issues with scientific integrity continue to be widespread, despite work in this area that has gone on for decades. In 2017, the timing was right to bring together multiple sectors to agree upon a set of principles and best practices that could be used broadly across all scientific disciplines as a mechanism for community consensus on scientific integrity standards. The resulting Scientific Integrity Consortium represented four United States and three Canadian government agencies, eleven professional societies, six universities, and three nonprofit scientific organizations. The consortium gleaned input from individual sectors and scientific disciplines and developed two principles and nine best practices to help strengthen policies already in place, aid in the development of new policies, and raise the importance of creating a culture to uphold scientific integrity. In this session, speakers will summarize the principles and best practices for scientific integrity, give context to their development and the recommended actions and next steps that will help implement them, and provide intriguing case studies that are relevant to attendees. Opportunities for integrating the principles and best practices into teaching and learning materials and informing policy development in this area, as well as ways to influence the development of larger societal standards, will be discussed.
Jessica Wyndham, AAAS Program on Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law, Washington, DC
Breaking Down the Scientific Integrity Consortium’s Two Overarching Principles
Catherine Woteki, Iowa State University
Scientific Integrity Consortium’s Nine Best Practices and Steps for Implementation
David Allison, Indiana University Bloomington
This work was supported by the Scientific Integrity Consortium. IAFNS is a member of the Consortium.
Learn more about IAFNS’s work in Scientific Integrity.