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Code of conduct for scientific integrity

Aebi-Müller, Regina E. and Blatter, Inge and Brigger, Joël and Constable, Edwin Charles and Eglin, Noëmi and Hoffmeyer, Pierre and Lautenschütz, C.Claudia and Lienhard, Andreas and Pirinoli, Christine and Röthlisberger, Markus and Spycher, Karin M. . (2021) Code of conduct for scientific integrity. Bern.

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Abstract

The scientific landscape has changed considerably since the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences published Integrity in scientific research: Principles and procedures in 2008. Consequently, an expert group was set up with members from the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, the Swiss National Science Foundation, swissuniversities, and Innosuisse to review the changes that have taken place in recent years and to draw up this Code of conduct for scientific integrity. This Code is aimed at everyone involved in the generation, dissemination, and advancement of knowledge within the Swiss higher education system. This includes scientists, institutions, and funding organisations. Institutions and funding organisations have a special role to play in creating and maintaining the conditions in which scientific integrity can thrive. Scientific integrity is based on the observance of fundamental principles and their many different contextual concretisations. These principles guide scien- tists in their research and teaching and help them to deal with the practical, ethical, and intellectual challenges they can expect to encounter. The aim of this code of conduct is to promote appropriate attitudes and to help build a robust culture of scientific integrity that will stand the test of time. Ethical scientific behaviour rests on the basic principles of reliability, honesty, respect, and accountability and supports the concretisations of these basic principles within a specific frame of reference. This Code is intended to be a dynamic document. Its aim is to strengthen scientific integrity in all avenues of research and education, with a particular emphasis on the training and development of young people. Another of its aims is to establish a culture of research integrity in the scientific community, with the Code providing a welcome framework rather than imposing its own set of rules. It promotes common understanding and parity of treatment in dealing with violations of scientific integrity within and between institutions. The Code also considers current developments in the fields of Open Science and social media, and it examines the issue of time limitation from several points of view. In addition, it offers practical recommendations on how to set up an organisation for the protection of scientific integrity and describes the processes involved.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Constable)
UniBasel Contributors:Constable, Edwin Charles
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Authored Book
Publisher:Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
ISSN:2297-8275
e-ISSN:2297-184X
Number of Pages:38
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Authored book -- Additional publication or translation in: Code d'intégrité scientifique, Codice di condotta sull'integrità scientifica, 23 Kodex zur wissenschaftlichen Integrität
Language:English
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