Recognizing the importance of addressing ethics and research integrity in Europe, the All European Academies (ALLEA) has drawn up a European code of conduct for researchers. This is an important step. Its consistent application however requires wide spread dissemination. Moreover, researchers not only need to have knowledge of rules and codes, but also be able to truly uphold and internalize the principles explicated in the code. They need to learn how to integrate them in their everyday practice and understand how to act in concrete situations.
To learn this, specific education and training is needed. This project has set the aim to develop a European-wide training programme aimed at fostering upholding and internalization of the principles of the European Code of Conduct for Scientific Practice. VIRT2UE aims to develop a training programme and to train trainers across Europe to enable ethics and research integrity teaching focusing on understanding and upholding the principles of the European code of conduct.