EU Projects

Good Scientific Practice as a matter of European concern

The role of the OeAWI in the European context

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) and 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).

The projects

ENERI

European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity.

VIRT2UE

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.

Made possible by Horizon 2020

The EU-projects ENERI and VIRT2UE are financed by the funding initiative Horizon 2020 of the European Commission.

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The project partners

ENERI

European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity

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.

The aims of ENERI are to create a joint European network and platform to intensify the exchange of expertise, harmonize the processes within ethics reviews and investigation procedures of alleged research misconduct, and develop a core curriculum for individuals involved in ethics review and investigation panels. The project started with a mapping of the networks to collect information about common features and differences within national structures and procedures to learn from each other and take advantage of synergies. The major issue of the work package “Training” is the design of a training program addressed to researchers and scientists in the field of RE and RI. All gathered information including training materials will be distributed via ENERI and ENRIO websites. The project partners will also compile an expert database with contact information and information on the experience of experts in these two fields.

Duration: September 2016 – August 2019

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

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 ECoC (The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity) 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 project partners