6th World Conference on Research Integrity programme details

The WCRI is the largest and most significant international conference on research integrity. Since the first conference in Lisbon in 2007 it has given researchers, teachers, funding agencies, government officials, journal editors, senior administrators, and research students opportunities to share experiences and to discuss and promote integrity in research.

The 6th World Conference on Research Integrity will be held on June 2-5, 2019 in Hong Kong.

The programme of plenary sessions and symposia for the event is taking shape, with the current list of topics listed on the website as follows:

Plenary Sessions

  • Asia in focus: Recent advances in fostering research integrity
  • Assessment of research and researchers
  • Diversity and inclusion are research integrity challenges
  • Integrity in innovation and impact
  • Predatory journals and open data
  • Solutions that make a difference
  • The roles of funding agencies in shaping responsible research practices
  • Focus Tracks

  • How can we improve organizational assessment of researchers?
  • Ensuring integrity in innovation and impact
  • Symposia 

  • Are preprints beneficial or harmful for research integrity and publication ethics?
  • Essential areas for better peer review
  • Fostering research integrity and social relevance of research findings
  • Institutional challenges in integrity education
  • Misdirected allegations of breaches of research integrity
  • New ideas to promote transparency in research
  • Sharing industry data
  • Many of these sessions have speaker details and abstracts available, including the ‘Solutions that make a difference’ plenary session, which will feature EASE ex-President Ana Marušić speaking about the Embassy of Good Science, an internet platform for sharing knowledge and experiences in research integrity.

    Among many of the speakers confirmed, Michael Willis and Elizabeth Moylan (Wiley) will explore five essential areas to improve practice in research peer review: integrity, ethics, fairness, usefulness and timeliness; Robert-Jan Smits Open Access Envoy of the European Commission, who has played a senior role in the development of PlanS, will sit on a panel to discuss predatory publishing with Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice-Chairman of the University Grants Commission in New Delhi, and Deborah Poff, of COPE; David Moher (University of Ottowa) and Frank Miedema (UMC Utrecht) will be discussing the institutional assessment of researchers, academic leadership and the transition to open science; and Michele Garfinkel of EMBO will chair a panel addressing researcher and institutional roles in resolving (and accepting) diverse views of responsible conduct of research.

    There are many more details of the event available on the WCRI website, and registration is now open with reduced fees on offer until 1st March 2019.