ENERI: questionnaire on how to best design an RE/RI expert database

Last modified: January 24, 2018

The “European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity” (ENERI) establishes an operable platform of actors in the fields of research ethics and research integrity. The reliability and credibility of research and science do not depend only on its excellence and productivity but also on the players’ awareness of highest standards of ethics in research and commitment to a responsible conduct of research. Research integrity (i.e. professional standards of conducting research) and research ethics (i.e. moral principles embedded in research) are pertinent topics in scientific research. The changing nature of science and of research infrastructures together with a rising number of cases of research misconduct, have shown a continued importance for different kinds of research ethics and research integrity expertise – for instance individually represented by RE/RI practitioners, policy/law experts and academic experts or collectively in the form of RI/RE committees and assessment boards, among others.

The EU commission, with the help of the ENERI project (www.eneri.eu), wishes to build an e-community/database of European and international experts in the different fields of research ethics and integrity. Such a database would assist responsible people to set up oversight bodies, committees, teaching and training and other processes involving people with the appropriate skills, competences and experience. We would like to seek your kind advise, through a questionnaire, on how to best design the expert database, including your assessment on relevant and core RI/RE expert skills and competences.

The ENERI team would appreciate if you filled out the survey through the link below by your earliest convenience. It takes about 15 minutes to complete the survey. Answers are anonymized and they are happy to share the aggregated results of the survey with you, should you be interested.


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