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RI @ Ghent University Blood, sweat and tears: what it takes to build an research integrity environment Stefanie Van der Burght – Research Integrity Advisor Nele Bracke – Policy Advisor Doctoral Schools Unit


Heads will roll. On the floor. (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s title song) • 09/2011 Stapel – social psychology – fraud with data in 55 articles & 10 book chapters • 11/2011 Medical - non verifiable collection of research data • 11/2011 Poldermans – doctor of internal & vascular medicine – made up data • 06/2012 Smeesters – psychology - selective datasampling • 03/2013 neuroscientist - made up data in research • 05/2013 Van Calster – law & criminology – plagiarism in phd • 08/2013 rheumatologist – falsification of research data in the lab • 09/2013 Bax – political antropologist – makes up articles & achievements on CV • 01/2014 Nijkamp – economics – (self)plagiarism (Source: Knack, ‘8 recente gevallen van wetenschappelijk wangedrag’ - 7/1/2014)

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What’s in a name • Aim for increasing quality of research • Research community - University • Decree provisions governing higher education (Codex Hoger Onderwijs, 11 oktober 2013)

“universities look after the internal and external quality assurance” Source: www.wellhappypeaceful.com

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Two years later… From…

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The launch: 3,

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Working Group on Datamanagement • Web page • DMP • Repository–archive • Information safety • Sharing • Tools • Data ownership • …

Mentorships – role modelling

Welcome policy 8th EUA-CDE Annual Meeting, 18 June 2015, Munich

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Training


Fostering‌ from idea to course Ambition Challenge Opportunties

Solution

train PhD students no internal trainers for researchers development passion experienced teachers in higher education knowledge about the topic train-the-trainer

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2014-2015

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Spring 2015

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Spring 2016

Fostering Responsible Conduct of Research

5 groups (55 PhD candidates trained) - 55 evaluation forms 100% “Good to very good” scope, teaching methods, training materials, setting, trainers I missed…

discipline-specific information, ethics, research methodology, data management, communication techniques, clear answers

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Beyond Fostering‌ Try-out other

formats target groups

International experience Train-the-trainer

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Become R.I.Ch in a day!


Contact: Research Integrity Advisor

Stefanie Van der Burght Policy Advisor Doctoral Schools

Nele Bracke Research Department – Ghent University Stefanie.VanderBurght@UGent.be Nele.Bracke@UGent.be

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How to become R.I.CH  

A one-day interactive workshop to increase confidence in research integrity issues

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