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New European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

The staff members of the John Stuart Mill College are next to being lecturers of the different PPE courses, also involved in doing research. ‘What counts as good research?’ is an overarching question that concerns all of the research that is being done. At the College we are dedicated to do the best possible research and we train our PPE students accordingly.

Some of our staff members are also involved in determining the practices of good research on a supranational level. Martin van Hees (Dean of the John Stuart Mill College and PPE programme director) is one of the members of the Permanent Working Group Science & Ethics. This group constructed a new document that serves as a framework for self-regulation across all scientific and scholarly disciplines and for all research settings within Europe. The Code sets out principles of research integrity, criteria for good research practice, and describes how to prevent violations of research integrity.  The revised Code addresses recent and emerging challenges emanating from technological developments, open science, citizen science and social media, among other areas. The publication was presented last week to the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, in Brussels, who recognized the relevance of the Code as a model for organisations and researchers across Europe.

The revised Code of Conduct can be found here.

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