ABOUT THE PROJECT

May 9, 2017

PRINT – Practices, Perceptions, and Patterns of Research Integrity

Project description

The aim of the project is to provide a detailed mapping and improved contextualised understandings of the current state of research practices and integrity in Denmark, and subsequently to utilize the acquired knowledge to support efforts to strengthen integrity such as the recent Danish Code of Conduct.

Questionable research practices (QRP) will be in focus. The project will identify and characterise different QRPs across all major research fields and will examine potential mechanisms behind such QRPs, e.g. various kinds of incentives. Integrity in Danish research cannot be examined in isolation; the project will therefore frame the Danish case in an international setting. To accomplish this, the project consists of three inter-related work packages, where we first elucidate the current knowledge base in relation to integrity and QRPs. Subsequently a large-scale comparative international survey is performed where perceptions, prevalence and potential causes of QRP are examined. Finally, survey results are supplemented and contrasted by scrutinizing scientific publications for markers of QRPs using ‘meta-research’ analyses.
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Project participants

The PRINT project is anchored at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA), Aarhus University. Furthermore, the project involves researchers from other parts of Aarhus University and from three international universities.

Jesper Wiborg Schneider
Professor and PI
CFA
Niels Mejlgaard
Centre Director and co-PI
CFA

Kaare Aagaard
Senior Researcher
CFA
Mads P. Sørensen
Senior Researcher
CFA

Tine Ravn
Postdoc
CFA
Jens Peter Andersen
Postdoc
CFA

Allan Rye Lyngs
Research Assistant
CFA

Michael Bang Petersen
Professor
Dep. of Political Science
Aarhus University
Bobby Zachariae
Professor
Dep. of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
Aarhus University

Nicole Föger
Head of administrative office
Austrian Agency for Scientific Integrity
Ana Marušić
Professor
Dep. of Research in Biomedicine and Health
University of Split
Croatia

Nick Allum
Professor
Dep. of Sociology
University of Essex
UK

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