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Call for Papers

CHEF Conference: ‘Practicing Research Integrity’ on 1-2 November 2018 at the Danish School of Education, Copenhagen.


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 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?


If you would like to offer a paper addressing any of the above issues, please send an abstract of 500 words to chef@edu.au.dk by 20 August 2018.

Time and venue

1-2 November 2018
Danish School of Education
Aarhus University, Campus Emdrup
Tuborgvej 164
DK-2400 Copenhagen NV

Programme and registration

Please visit the conference website