ENERI European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity

ENERI project

The “European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity” (ENERI) establishes an operable platform of actors in the fields of research ethics and research integrity. The reliability and credibility of research and science do not depend only on its excellence and productivity but also on the players’ awareness of highest standards of ethics in research and commitment to a responsible conduct of research.

The fields of research ethics and research integrity combine general ethical reflections, ethics and law as academic disciplines addressing research activities, moral attitudes of researchers, normative policies of stakeholders like sponsors or funding organizations, and various ethical expectations of the civil society. ENERI is based on existing networks, projects and infrastructures that already initiated and developed important steps in sharing information, training and capacity building. Research ethics committees, review boards, ombudspersons’ offices, research integrity offices and supporting structures are the established bodies monitoring, accompanying and assisting the process of responsible and justifiable research.

Therefore the European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO) and the European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC) mutually initiated ENERI in collaborations with experts in academic research ethics (RE) and responsible research and innovation (RRI), practitioners in training and education in research ethics, and specialists in e-communication and database design.

Coordinator Prof. Dirk Lanzerath, University of Bonn
Erika Löfström, University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is a WP Leader of the work package on Training and Capacity Building.

Löfström, E. (2017). Presentation of ENERI in connection to keynote on university-business collaboration at the annual Ethics Day, Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity, Helsinki, March 15, 2017.

Föger, N. Gunsalus, C. K., Hammatt, Z., Löfström, E. & Qualkenbush, L. (2017). RIOs and dealing with research misconduct: sharing practice knowledge, needs, tips, and resources. Preconference workshop at the World Conference on Research Integrity WCRI, Amsterdam, May 28, 2017.

Lategan, L., Sempe, E., Föger, N. & Blom, F. (2017). How to set up a national or regional network for research ethics and integrity. Preconference workshop at the WCRI 2017, Amsterdam, May 28, 2017.

Charitidis, C. A. & Kavouras, P. (2017). The ENERI project and the EARTHnet initiative. 5th World Conference on Research Integrity WCRI, Amsterdam, May 28–31, 2017.

Buschbom, B. (2017). ENERI, poster at the WCRI, Amsterdam, May 30, 2017.

Shaw, D. (2017). Researcher perspectives on raising concerns. 5th World Conference on Research Integrity WCRI, Amsterdam, May 28–31, 2017.

Shaw, D. (2017). Interpreting integrity: A conceptual schema. 5th World Conference on Research Integrity WCRI, Amsterdam, May 28–31, 2017.

Charitidis, C. A. & Kavouras, P. (2017). EARTHnet: An initiative to promote a research integrity framework in Greece. 2nd International DEFORM Workshop: Governance of Science and Research Integrity, Heraklion-Rethymnon, September, 6–9, 2017.

Löfström, E. (2017). Training in Research Integrity for RECs and RIOs: ENERI – Training and Capacity Building. European Network of Research Integrity Offices. Lisbon, October 2–3, 2017.

Fiodorova, N., Gefenas, E., Čekanauskaitė, A., Lekstutienė, J., Lukaševičienė, V., Löfström, E.  (2017). Interaction between research ethics and research integrity: overview and analysis of situation in Lithuania and Finland. Conference "Shaping Ethics in Academia and Society: Practices in the Baltic Sea Region", Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 16– 17, 2017.

Funding
H2020-GARRI-2015-1 CSA, Project number: 710184
Period: 2016-2019

Cooperation

  1. Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Coordinator)
  2. Austrian Agency for Research Integrity / ENRIO
  3. European Network of Research Ethics Committees EUREC       
  4. All European Academies (European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities) ALLEA
  5. Vilniaus Universitetas  
  6. Universiteit Maastricht
  7. Institute for Advanced Studies/Institut für höhere Studien und wissenschaftliche Forschung
  8. Universitetet i Bergen  
  9. University of Helsinki
  10. National Technical University of Athens
  11. Århus University