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Research integrity

Fostering responsible conduct of research 

EMBO Fora on Responsible Research

The EMBO Fora on Responsible Research (previously called Research Integrity Workshops) are organised at institutes in EMBC Member States, in close collaboration with a local EMBO Member. They are one day long and targeted at young PIs and senior post-docs of the host institutes. The sessions are interactive and include discussion of scenarios. The EMBO Policy staff delivers the sessions with the involvement of other EMBO staff, local experts and of the host EMBO Member. The programme is flexible and can be adapted to specific research environments. It covers a selection of the following topics:

  • Researchers’ responsibilities
  • Research integrity and research misconduct
  • Transparency and integrity in publishing 
  • Responsible research assessment
  • Policy issues in data management and Open Science
  • Conflicts of interest
  • The supervisor’s responsibilities

Registration for the sessions is done locally through the local organizer. There are no registration fees.

EMBO Members interested in organising an EMBO Forum on Responsible Research at their institute should please contact the Policy Programme.

Upcoming Fora
  • Université Côte d’Azur, January 2025, Nice, France
  • Masaryk University, February 2025, Brno, Czech Republic
Past events
  1. University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro, 12 October 2023. Programme
  2. Center for Cancer Biology, Center for Brain & Disease Research, VIB-KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 28 September 2023. Programme
  3. Biomedical Research Center, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, 29 June 2023. Programme
  4. Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 28 May 2023. Programme
  5. Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, 24 November 2022 Programme
  6. Institute of Biotechnology, University of Vilnius, Lithuania, 10 November 2022 Programme
  7. Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, 20 October 2022 Programme
  8. Vienna Biocenter, Austria, 22 September 2022 Download programme
  9. Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Barcelona, Spain, 26 November, 2019 Programme
  10. Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Centre (IBG), Turkey, 26 September 2019 Download programme
  11. Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland, 23 May 2019 Download programme
  12. University of Debrecen, Hungary, 21 February 2019 Download programme
  13. École Polythechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 8 November 2018 Download programme
  14. Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 18 October 2018 Download programme
  15. University of Patras, Greece, 17 May 2018 Download programme
  16. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, 26 April 2018 Download programme
  17. Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2017 See programme
  18. University of Seville, Spain, 26 October 2017 Download programme
  19. Institut Curie, Paris, France, 13 June 2017 Download programme
  20. University of Milan, Italy, 23 February 2017 Download programme
  21. i3S, Porto, Portugal, 26 January 2017 Download programme
  22. Institute of Biotechnology, Helsinki, Finland, 23 November 2016 Download programme
  23. National Centre of Biotechnology, Madrid, Spain, 14 October 2016 Download programme
Virtual sessions

In 2021 we organized virtual overview sessions on Emerging policy concepts to foster research integrity:

  • on 13 April 2021, in collaboration with the Tallin University of Technology, Estonia. Download programme
  • on 25 May 2021, in collaboration with the Life Sciences Center, Vilnius University, Lithuania. Download programme