INSPIRE project

Inventory in the Netherlands of Stakeholders’ Practices and Initiatives on Research integrity to set an Example.

The INSPIRE project aims to collect, classify and share initiatives to foster research integrity, with a view to inspire and to enable others to implement similar initiatives. In order to assess and classify the initiatives, a checklist will be constructed together with actors in the field. The assessed initiatives will be shared in an online toolbox.

Last modified: February 17, 2020


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The INSPIRE checklist for initiatives to foster responsible research practices is now available!

Part of the INSPIRE project was to develop a checklist to assess and classify initiatives that foster responsible research practices. Following a Delphi method including two online surveys and a workshop, a checklist was drafted, piloted and revised until consensus among the INSPIRE team was achieved. The result is an extensive yet practical checklist that can be used by many stakeholders and for multiple purposes. It is used for the taxonomy of the spectrum of initiatives that soon will be made available at The Embassy of Good Science. The checklist can also be used by stakeholders to assess and improve their initiatives themselves, or by others who plan to implement an existing initiative, for example which they found in the spectrum on The Embassy!

Read more about the checklist developmentDownload the checklist from Zenodo (open access)

Round 2 of the checklist development now open!

The first round of this development process was of great help and resulted in a first draft of the checklist. We now have a rather complete picture of the indicators that the checklist should cover. In this second round we share results of the previous round, and ask for your feedback. We aim to finalise the content of the checklist and operationalise the indicators and make it user friendly for the implementation phase.

By filling in this second survey, you contribute to the further development of the checklist and the toolbox to come. We want the output of INSPIRE to match the needs of all stakeholders involved in fostering responsible research practices. Therefore your opinion matters to us!

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Submit your initiative to INSPIRE

We are looking for initiatives that aim to foster responsible research practices. We welcome a variety of initiatives – large or small –, such as policy changes, teaching methods, strategies to detect research misbehaviour, activities that stimulate an open research culture, communication campaigns, facilities to enable responsible research practices, and so on. Also small local initiatives are more than welcome to be shared in INSPIRE. You can submit your initiatives via this online form. You can also upload documents about the initiative or link to online information.

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Development Checklist started: join now!

We want to develop a checklist to classify and assess initiatives that aim to foster responsible conduct of research. The checklist will be used to decribe and rate good practices and unique initiatives. The checklist can also be used by stakeholders to assess and improve their initiatives themselves, or by others who plan to implement an initiative.
The classification serves to enable easy selection of relevant initiatives, e.g. by topic, method or target group. The assessment concerns the suitability, feasibility and quality of the initiatives.
In this first round of the development of the checklist we aim get guidance on the content and shape of the checklist. Your answers and explanations will give rise to further questions, which will be presented to you in the next round.
Click here to participate in the first round of the checklist development process.

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