Workshop for PhD students on Research Integrity
The workshop will be held via Zoom
Research Integrity safeguards, enhances and promotes quality of research and public confidence in researchers. It prevents adverse impact on participants and society, waste of resources, enhancing scientific, social and economic advancement while at the same time protecting the careers and reputation of researchers and research institutions. The link between high-quality standards of research and research integrity is a fundamental part of the Trento University policy, which has included these values in its strategic objectives. UniTrento has a Code of Ethics and a Code of Conduct, a Research Ethics Committee (CER) aimed at evaluating research projects involving humans, as well as a body for the protection of animals (OPBA). High levels of Research Integrity play an important role also in supporting the University internationalisation strategy and engagement. Moreover, principles of Research Integrity and ethics are considered for all EU funded projects in all research domains. An ethics self-assessment and compliance with the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity published by All European Academies (ALLEA) are required by Horizon Europe, the EU Research and Innovation funding programme.
What are the principles of Research Integrity?
What are the consequences of a breach of these principles?
How can researchers enhance and promote their research at the national, European and international level?
How to create awareness on Research Integrity and opportunities to share experiences among PhD students, researchers and supervisors?
How to write and submit projects requiring Research Ethics Committee approval?
INTEGRA - Integrity of TrEnto ReseArch, a strategic project funded by UniTrento, aims at answering these questions in collaboration with the Research Support and Valorisation Division. The Project is implemented at both an institutional and academic level and is particularly focused on promoting interdisciplinary and interdepartmental knowledge, awareness, and cooperation on issues of research integrity by organising training events, workshops and meetings for PhD students, researchers and supervisors.
10.00 - 10.15 Introduction: the INTEGRA project
Prof. Carlo Casonato - co-supervisor of the INTEGRA Project, Rector's delegate to and Vice-president of the Research Ethics Committee, University of Trento; member of the Italian Committee for Bioethics (ICB)
10.15 - 10.30 What is Research Integrity?
Prof.ssa Cinzia Piciocchi - co-supervisor of the INTEGRA Project, Rector's delegate to and Vice-president of the Body for the Protection of Animals (OPBA), University of Trento.
10.30 - 11.00 Why to care about Research Integrity?
Principles, tools and ethics-assessment at both the UniTrento and European level
Elisabetta Pulice - PhD, Research Fellow in comparative public law, INTEGRA Project, University of Trento.
11.00 - 11.15 Break
11.15 - 12.30 Sharing experiences - group work and discussion
Focus on issues, tools and possible solutions concerning Research Integrity, starting from some dilemma games on specific topics:
- Interpretation and falsification of data and results.
- Protection of research participants and vulnerable groups.
- Pressures on researchers (research evaluation, publications, funders, etc…)
Please register directly on Zoom; you will receive the personal Zoom link immediately after completing the registration
Carlo Casonato, Cinzia Piciocchi, Elisabetta Pulice (Project INTEGRA - University of Trento)