Scientific Integrity Principles and Best Practices: Recommendations from a Scientific Integrity Consortium

The Scientific Integrity Consortium published a set of principles and best practices in Science and Engineering Ethics in February 2019. The principles and best practices are intended to be applied broadly across scientific disciplines, and provide a standardized approach for scientists to achieve accountability and integrity in scientific research. They focus on multiple aspects of scientific integrity found in the research ecosystem, including fostering a culture of integrity, the establishment of institutional processes, policy interests, reproducibility, communications, the peer review process, publication bias, and open science.

Consortium participants represent a wide array of scientific disciplines with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and approaches to scientific integrity strategies. The Consortium comprises 4 U.S. government agencies, 3 Canadian government agencies, 11 professional societies, 6 universities and 3 non-profit organizations. It was convened by IAFNS and hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine’s Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR).

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