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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 in 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. To allow active participation, the maximum number of participants is 30. 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 misconduct
  • Issues in scientific publishing and assessment
  • Emerging policy issues in data management
  • Conflicts of interest
  • The supervisor’s responsibilities
  • Research involving human subjects
  • Research involving animals

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