Ethical and responsible conduct of science

The promotion of ethical, responsible conduct of science is central to the mandate of the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in Science.

World Conferences on Research Integrity

The ISC predecessor organization, the International Council for Science, through its Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science, co-sponsored the World Conferences on Research Integrity (WCRI) that have taken place since 2007. At the 2015 WCRI, it organised a high-level symposium on science assessment and research integrity.

Science assessments & integrity

Following up its co-sponsoring of the World Conferences on Research Integrity since 2007, CFRS is giving consideration, at the systemic level, to the link between science assessment and research integrity. As part of this, it held two workshops in 2014 and 2015 on the topic:

  • Symposium “Research assessment and quality in science: perspectives from international science and policy organisations”, Rio de Janeiro, 2015
  • Workshop “Science assessment and research integrity”, Beijing, 2014

Statements, reports & codes

Statements were issued on the occasion of World Conferences on Research Integrity and the World Science Forum. These are complemented by statements and reports by other international bodies. At the national level, codes of conduct were drafted in many countries.

National codes of conduct

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