Research Integrity Practices from the Perspective of Early-Career Researchers

TitleResearch Integrity Practices from the Perspective of Early-Career Researchers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsKrstić, S
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2015
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
KeywordsCorporate , DOCTORAL , Early-career , Europe , POSTDOCTORAL , PUBLICATIONS , research , Responsible
AbstractUnavailability of published data and studies focused on young researchers in Europe and research integrity issues reveals that clear understanding and stance on this subject within European area is lacking. Our study provides information on attitudes and experiences of European researchers at early career stages (doctoral and postdoctoral level), based on a limited sample of respondents (n = 27). The study provides both quantitative and qualitative results for the examined issues. The data suggest that awareness and interest of the younger researchers surveyed in research integrity issues is high, however, it is often based on self-initiatives, with many of the respondents not having adequate training or any possibility to obtain it. The study also reveals that many younger researchers felt they faced problems due to the misconduct of their senior colleagues and the existing institutional culture. The results of the study indicate a need for better prevention mechanisms, training and raising awareness activities. Preferably, junior researchers should be given an active role in shaping the integrity culture. It should be noted that the presented results should be considered in the context of the limitations stemming from the small-scale survey. This paper encourages further research activities on research integrity practices to provide stronger evidence on the attitudes and experiences of young researchers in Europe and other parts of the world. [
NotesKrstić, Snežana 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: PAK 175323 11253 Belgrade Serbia; Source Info: Oct2015, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p1181; Subject Term: POSTDOCTORAL researchers; Subject Term: PUBLICATIONS; Subject Term: POSTDOCTORAL programs; Subject Term: CORPORATE culture; Subject Term: EUROPE; Author-Supplied Keyword: Doctoral training; Author-Supplied Keyword: Early-career researchers; Author-Supplied Keyword: Research integrity; Author-Supplied Keyword: Responsible conduct of research (RCR); Author-Supplied Keyword: Responsible research and innovation; Number of Pages: 16p; Document Type: Article