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Conference on Practicing Research Integrity

Center for Higher Education (CHEF) conference on 1-2 November 2018 at the Danish School of Education, Copenhagen.

09.10.2018 | Jakob Williams Ørberg

Dato tor 01 nov fre 02 nov
Tid 10:00    15:00
Sted Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Tuborgvej 164, DK-2400 Copenhagen NV

About the conference

’Research integrity’ has become an issue of international concern, sparked by highly publicised scandals of research malpractice. These have prompted a plethora of international policies, codes and guidelines, and questions about how to assure the quality and standards of increasingly inter-disciplinary and international research.

Following the publication of a Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity in 2014, the Danish Ministry for Education funded three projects to investigate how the Code is operating in practice. Arising from the ethnographic results of one of these projects, this conference brings together interested people for a dialogue on policies and practices of research integrity.

The aims

1. Engage students, educators, administrators, managers, consultants, commercial education developers and policy makers in discussion about the future development of research integrity in research training and institutional cultures in higher education institutions (universities and university colleges).

2. Locate this discussion within the foremost Danish and international research on research ethics and integrity.

3. Present the results of ‘Practicing Integrity’, an ethnographic study of the development and institutional translation of international and Danish codes of research integrity, especially through practices of PhD research training across disciplines. Generate networks to maintain the discussion and translate it into action.

Participants

Participants will include international and Danish researchers on research practices and research training, policy makers working with national and international codes of research integrity, managers, administrators and ‘para-academics’ concerned with developing institutional policies and research cultures, and students, teachers and supervisors engaged in research training and conducting research in universities and university colleges.

Key questions addressed

  • History – How did research integrity become a problem?
  • Location – Is the problem a systemic problem or a problem of individual researchers or research groups?
  • Stakeholders – Who are the interested parties and how do, or should they relate to the problem 
  • Discourse – How is research integrity defined and debated across disciplines and contexts?
  • Practices – How do practices of research training, the development of research communities and the shaping of organisational processes create an environment for research integrity?

Conference programme


Day 1: 


10.00-11.00: Research integrity in Denmark – state and perspectives

Results of the three Ministry-funded projects on Research Integrity in Denmark

  • ‘Practicing Integrity’ by Lise Degn, Laura Louise Sarauw, Rachel Douglas-Jones, Susan Wright, Jakob Williams Ørberg
  • 'Impacts of International Mobility on Danish Research Integrity' by Sarah Davies
  • ‘PRINT, Practices Perceptions and Patterns of Research Integrity’ by Jesper W. Schneider

11.00-11.45: Plenary discussion of issues arising

  • Brief intro by plenary chair, Thomas Nørgaard, The Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  • Plenary discussion

11.45-13.00: LUNCH

13.00-16.00: International research and policy on research integrity – disciplinary and institutional differences

13.00-14.00: Disciplinary differences in research integrity

Speakers:

  • Associate Professor Jette Kofoed, The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University
  • Professor Jesper W. Schneider, The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University
  • Ass. Prof. Mads Paludan Goddiksen, Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen
  • Ass. Prof. Camilla Østerberg Rump, Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen

Short presentations on the "conceptualization" of research integrity in different disciplines

14.15-15.15: Policy connections and disconnections

Presentations of international policy and institutional developments

Speakers:

  • Professor Emeritus Göran Hermerén, Department of Clinical Science, Lund University and ALLEA Permanent working group on science and ethics
  • Post.doc. Guus Dix, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University
  • Professor Hub Zwart, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of Erasmus University Rotterdam (tbc)

15.15-16.00: Plenary panel discussion

Discussing concepts and practices, connections and disjunctions based on the morning and afternoon sessions

Panellists:

  • Professor Susan Wright, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University
  • Associate Professor Jette Kofoed, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University
  • Professor Jesper W. Schneider, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University
  • Ass. Prof. Mads Paludan Goddiksen, Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen
  • Post.doc. Guus Dix, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University
  • Professor Hub Zwart, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of Erasmus University Rotterdam (tbc)
  • Dorian Karatzas, Head of ethics sector, European Commission (tbc)
  • Professor Emeritus Göran Hermerén, Department of Clinical Science, Lund University

Day 2:


10.00-12.00: Integrity in practice – parallel sessions:

A. Integrating integrity – developing research cultures through organizational structures and teaching

Presenters:

  • Henriette Frahm, Chief Consultant for Research and Development, UCN – University College Nordjylland
  • Kathrine Bjerregaard Nielsen, Research Integrity Officer, Technical University Denmark
  • Mads Paludan Goddiksen, Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Research Economics, University of Copenhagen

Session chair: Lise Degn, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University

B. Responsible research and research integrity - Why does RI matter to society?

Presenters and participants:

  • Tom Børsen, Associate Professor, Department of Planning, Aalborg University
  • Lone Bredahl Jensen, Bertil F. Dorch & Charlotte Wien, University Library of Southern Denmark
  • Jens Lund, Professor, Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen

Session chair: Jakob Williams Ørberg, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University

12.00-13.00: LUNCH

13.00-14.00: Plenary discussion of integrity in practice

Session chairs: Susan Wright, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University and Rachel Douglas-Jones, IT University of Copenhagen

14.00-15.00: Round table – where do we go from here?

  • Thomas Nørgaard, Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  • Susan Wright, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University
  • Jesper W. Schneider, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University
  • Sarah Davies, University of Copenhagen
  • Nina Espegård Hassel, Independent Research Fund Denmark (tbc)
  • Anne Marie Pahuus, Vice-Dean for Research, Arts, Aarhus University (tbc)

Session chair: Jakob Williams Ørberg, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University


The conference is arranged by the Centre for Higher Education Futures, Aarhus University.

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Registration deadline: October 25, 2018.

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