Maura Hiney

International Cooperation, Evaluation and Targeted Programmes Health Research Board, Ireland
Maura Hiney

Dr Maura Hiney is Head of International Cooperation, Evaluation and Targeted Programmes at the HRB. INCET works with policy/decision-makers to support targeted research programmes addressing policy and healthcare delivery evidence needs. INCET also hosts the Horizon Europe National Delegate and National Contact Points for Health, and the National Focal Point for the EU4Health Health Programme. From 1994-1900 Maura worked as a senior researcher in Molecular Diagnostics and Epizootology. From 2000-2007 she headed Research Support Services at NUI Galway, where she established an ethics committee and policies and guidelines on good research practice. She has been influential in raising awareness of research integrity (RI) issues in Ireland, establishing a National RI Forum and developing a national RI policy. She chaired the Science Europe Working Group on RI, is Vice-Chair of the European Network of RI Offices and Chair of the ALLEA Permanent Working Group on Science and Ethics, with whom she coordinated a revision of the European Code of Conduct on RI in 2017 and is currently working on the next iteration. She sits on the Policy Advisory Boards of the EU-funded Paths2Integrity, ROSiE and TechEthos projects, which conduct research on RI climate and training, and is a partner in the SOPs4RI project that is developing a suite of SOPs for funders and institutions managing good research practices and plans.


Talk: Research Integrity in Collaborative Research: A framework to ensure its inclusion.
There has been a rapid rise in collaborations in science, technology, and innovation across institutions, disciplines, sectors and borders. Such collaboration can deliver outcomes that expand the boundaries of human knowledge and have the potential to deliver real benefits for today’s rapidly developing society. However, disputes can and do frequently arise in collaborations and misconduct can occur. This Framework provides guidance for researchers on how to reinforce a culture of responsible conduct of research (research integrity) in their collaborations so they can, as far as possible, avoid incidences of research misconduct and unacceptable research practices occurring during the collaborative work. 

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