Nine best practices of scientific integrity

A new paper titled Scientific Integrity Principles and Best Practices: Recommendations from a Scientific Integrity Consortium has been published in the journal Science and Engineering Ethics. It is the outcome of discussions from a group led by the International Life Science Institute in early 2017, and it presents a set of recommended principles and best practices to help establish standards of scientific integrity. The group consisted of representatives from government agencies, professional societies, universities, and no-profit research organisations, to represent a wide range of scientific disciplines and community interests.

The article describes two overarching principles that represent the umbrella under which scientific processes should operate, and nine best practices for instilling scientific integrity through their implementation.

The two overarching principles are:
1. Foster a culture of integrity in the scientific process 2. Evidence-based policy interests may have legi…

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