Hong Kong Principles for assessing researchers
The Hong Kong Principles for assessing researchers were formulated and endorsed at the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity, June 2019 in Hong Kong.
The principles have been developed with the idea in mind that their implementation could help to assess researchers for career advancement with a focus on behaviours that strengthen research integrity.
Five principles were formulated:
- assess responsible research practices
- value complete reporting
- reward the practice of open science (open research)
- acknowledge a broad range of research activities
- recognise essential other tasks like peer review and mentoring
In addition, examples on how to adopt those principles are provided.
On July 16th, 2020, a publication (The Hong Kong Principles for assessing researchers: Fostering research integrity) on the Hong Kong Principles appeared in PLOS Biology.