А меж тем в стране тюльпанов планируется не увеселительное, а чрезвычайно полезное мероприятие. Мечта или отсроченная реальность провести подобное в России?
Transparency and accountability
An important forum for reflection and debate on ways to improve research practices are the world conferences on research integrity. The next one will be in Amsterdam in May 2017. The 5th World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI) will be organised around the interlinked themes of transparency and accountability, building on the premise that the honesty and reliability of research are best served by openly sharing all aspects of research and by taking personal responsibility for it.
The conference program will explore the challenges of promoting transparency and accountability and the consequences of the failure to do so, with the overall goal of developing an evidence-based agenda for addressing the various lapses of integrity that seem to have become an endemic problem in research today.
Previously, the world conferences on research integrity have produced two consensus documents: the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity and the Montreal Statement on Research Integrity in Cross-Boundary Research Collaborations.
One goal of 5th WCRI will be to develop the Amsterdam Agenda for Promoting Transparency and Accountability. This is initially envisioned as an action-oriented one-page statement drawing attention to the urgent need to fight questionable research practices. Next to the above-mentioned actions that funders and journals can take, the Amsterdam Agenda will recommend what research institutes, professional organisations and international governments can do. Early 2017 a web-based survey will be conducted among 5th WCRI participants. A draft of the Amsterdam Agenda will be made available during the months before the conference. And there will be ample opportunity for discussion and debate with a view to improving and focusing the final document.
European scientists, funding agencies and journals have a responsibility to improve the relevance, quality and integrity of research. I very much hope to welcome you to the 5th World Conference on Research Integrity.