N – Research integrity guidelines

While acknowledging national and cultural differences, delegates at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity concluded that all scientists share a set of values that can serve as the foundation for global guidelines that promote research integrity.

The conference, held in Singapore on 21-24 July and co-sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will produce a draft statement of international research integrity recommendations for release this autumn.

The final statement will cover a broad range of topics, including peer review, proper credit for publications, and practices to preempt research misconduct. It will also confirm that research integrity is an essential part of science’s service to society.