Good Scientific Practice as a matter of European concern
Good Scientific Practice is a matter of global concern. The OeAWI maintains close contacts to national and international organizations and is keen on playing an active part in the international network. The participation in EU projects allows for possibilities of cooperation between the OeAWI and European partners.
The OeAWI is currently involved in the EU projects ENERI (European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity), VIRT2UE (Virtue based Ethics and Integrity of Research: Train-the-Trainer program for upholding the principles and practices of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity) and SOPs4RI (Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity).
European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity.
Virtue bases Ethics and Integrity of Research: Train-the-Trainer program for Upholding the principles and practices of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.
Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity.
The EU-projects ENERI, VIRT2UE and SOPs4RI are financed by the funding initiative Horizon 2020 of the European Commission.
ENERI (European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity) has already started its work in September 2016. Essential project partners are ENRIO (European Network of Research Integrity Offices) and EUREC (European Network of Research Ethics Committees. The Austrian Agency for Research Integrity (OeAWI) is a member of the ENRIO network and acts as project partner on behalf of ENRIO.
Duration: September 2016 – August 2019
The EU-project VIRT2UE (Virtue based Ethics and Integrity of Research: Train-the-Trainer program for upholding the principles and practices of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity) started in June 2018.
The aim of this EU-project is to develop a sustainable Train-the-Trainer program to facilitate research ethics and research integrity. In order to foster good scientific practice sustainably, the principles of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (ECoC) shall not only be imparted as a number of guidelines but also as a set of virtues. For this purpose, a variety of combinable teaching and learning materials (e.g. e-learning courses, YouTube videos, case studies) will be developed, updated and disseminated among academic teachers. The educational materials will be created to be applicable within a blended learning approach (combination of online training and face-to-face sessions). The OeAWI will make a significant contribution to the production of the online materials, which will be embedded in a YouTube-channel and a specially designed MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
The results and materials originated from this EU project will be made available via open access on a dedicated online-platform.
Duration: June 2018 – May 2021
The EU-project SOPs4RI (Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity) has started its work in January 2019.
The aim of the EU-project SOPs4RI is to promote excellent research and a strong research integrity culture that aligns with the principles and norms of the ‘European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity’, and to counter research misconduct. The overall objective of SOPs4RI is to create a toolbox which fosters research integrity and prevents, detects, and handles research misconduct for European research performing organizations (RPOs) and research funding organizations (RFOs). With rigorous methods, the SOPs and guidelines will be developed by experts and key stakeholders and will be offered as flexible tools for RPOs and RFOs to develop Research Integrity Promotion Plans. The OeAWI is responsible for piloting the SOPs and guidelines in selected institutions.
Duration: January 2019 – December 2022