This article explores the promotion of responsible conduct of research within a South African research context. The author argues that although South Africa (and other African countries) have become more involved in research endeavours and international collaborations, the question of research integrity, even today, has been given little attention there. Drawing from her own experience as a South African Research Integrity Officer, the author proposes that ‘an established institutional office for the promotion of research integrity represents a critical step in the promotion of a culture of research integrity.’ Moreover the article outlines the workings and function of such an office.
Title: Promoting Responsible Research Conduct: A South African Perspective
Author: Horn, L
doi: 10.1007/s10805-016-9272-8 (2016)