20. September 2007

Education on research conduct could yield negative result, Integrity conference told

Education or mentoring on responsible conduct of research does not always guarantee positive results on students and young researchers. Instead the talks of instructions and the effort of mentoring could, in many instances, have the opposite effect, according to a study conducted by Professor... [more]

18. September 2007

Scientist recalls how stem cell case exemplifies research integrity

Research misconduct could be monitored on many levels - besides focusing on individual researchers’ behaviour the right mix of regulation or guidelines could also help combat misconduct as this has been proven effective in countries such as the U.S,  Japan and Germany. But good research... [more]

18. September 2007

Potočnik, 52 countries’ representatives ponder research integrity in Lisbon

EU Commissioner for Research Janez Potočnik, Angel Gurria, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Jose-Mariano Gago, the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education along with more than 300 participants from 52... [more]

18. September 2007

Experts deconstruct research misconduct from global and Institutional perspectives

“Honesty is a synonym for integrity while dishonesty is a component of misconduct.” This is how Howard Alper defines the two poles of research integrity regarding global and institutional perspectives on the issue during the First World Conference on Research Integrity in Lisbon, Portugal. In his... [more]

14. September 2007

World Conference on Research Integrity to Foster Responsible Research

Addressing the urgent need for fighting fraud, forgery and plagiarism in science world-wide, the very first World Conference on Research Integrity is set to facilitate an unprecedented global effort to foster responsible research in Lisbon, Portugal from 16 to 19 September 2007.The controversies... [more]

14. March 2007

Setting the Context of Nanomedicine for the Future

The European Science Foundation (ESF) recently undertook a Forward Look on Nanomedicine, defining the current status and future prospects in this new and important emerging field. One of the recommendations relating to research, training and improved communication was the need to establish a... [more]

9. March 2007

Science reaches the Top in Tyrol: New Series of Conferences launched by ESF, FWF & LFUI

On Sunday 25th June, the European Science Foundation (ESF), the Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forshung in Österreich (FWF) in partnership with the Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck (LFUI) initiated the first in a new series of research conferences. State-of-the-art... [more]

5. March 2007

ESF agrees Multidisciplinary Conference Scheme with Linköping University

The European Science Foundation (ESF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Linköping University (LiU) for a new conference scheme. The document was signed in Linköping by Professor Bertil Andersson, Chief Executive of the ESF and Professor Mille Milnert, Rector of Linköping University.... [more]

5. March 2007

New Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

The European Science Foundation has recently signed a new extended Memorandum of Understanding with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The document was formally signed by Professor Bertil Andersson, Chief Executive of the Foundation, and Professor Motoyuki Ono, President of... [more]

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