Research Integrity and Ethics Series (session 1): The importance of open science and researcher assessment reform in fostering research integrity
The trustworthiness of research findings is threatened when researchers don’t do their utmost best to get it right and engage in questionable research practices or worse. By adopting open science practices, research becomes transparent and accountable. Only then it is possible to verify whether trust in research findings is justified. The magnitude of the issue will be explored, as well as why researchers regularly engage in behaviours that harm the validity and trustworthiness of their work. Next to open science practices also fair and relevant criteria for researcher assessment are crucial to optimize research integrity.
Presenter: Prof Lex Bouter, Professor Emeritus of Methodology and Integrity
Lex Bouter is Professor Emeritus of Methodology and Integrity at the Department of Epidemiology and Data Science of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers and the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities of the Vrije Universiteit. He is involved research and teaching on research integrity and open science topics. He was appointed as tenured Professor of Epidemiology in 1992 and served his university as its rector between 2006 and 2013. Professor Bouter has supervised 78 PhD students, of whom to date 17 were appointed as professor. He is the founding chair of the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation.
Date: 10 February 2023 | Time: 12:30 - 14:00 | Platform: MS Teams | Register Here