When research integrity gets challenged — 3rd Interuniversity Symposium on RI



Palace of the Academies, Brussels

3rd Interuniversity Symposium on Research Integrity


Vlaamse Commissie voor Wetenschappelijke Integriteit
Universiteit Gent
KU Leuven
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Universiteit Antwerpen
Universiteit Hasselt

In conducting research in a careful and unbiased way, scholars and scientists face numerous challenges and questionable incentives. Research integrity has long become a topic of global interest. Since 2014, the Flemish universities jointly organize a yearly symposium on this subject. We invite researchers, young and senior, as well as university policy makers, to join us for the 3rd Interuniversity Symposium on Research Integrity.

The programme will feature plenary talks about recent developments, parallel sessions with moral case deliberation on realistic situations, presentations about the potential of open science for research integrity and avoiding biased-thinking in research and a panel debate on transparency in communication of fraud cases and the role of the media.

On this occasion, the co-organizing Flemish Commission for Research Integrity will be officially recomposed. Four new members of the commission will be inaugurated. This commission of nine professors acts as a general advice body for RI matters in Flanders, and is authorized to give a second advice on specific complaint files that were previously investigated by the Commission for Research Integrity at a Flemish research institution.



1 Registration 09:00 - 09:20
2 Welcome and introduction 09:20 - 09:30
3 Plenary session: International developments in research integrity 09:30 - 10:50
4 Break with coffee, tea and water 10:50 - 11:10
5 Parallel sessions: dilemma games 11:10 - 12:15
6 Lunch (warm dishes) 12:15 - 13:25
7 Plenary session: Open science and Research Integrity 13:25 - 14:30
8 Break with coffee, tea and water 14:30 - 14:50
9 Plenary session: Cases and the media 14:50 - 16:00
Panel debate with university spokespersons, journalists and a young researcher.
10 Closing session: the Flemish Commission for Research Integrity 16:00 - 16:15
11 Conclusions 16:15 - 16:20
12 Networking reception 16:20 - 18:00