Designing and implementing a research integrity promotion plan: Recommendations for research funders

Serge P. J. M. Horbach, Lex M. Bouter, George Gaskell, Maura Hiney, Panagiotis Kavouras, Niels Mejlgaard, Nick Allum, Noémie Aubert Bonn, Anna-Kathrine Bendtsen, Costas A. Charitidis, Nik Claesen, Kris Dierickx, Anna Domaradzka, Andrea Reyes Elizondo, Nicole Föger, Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner, Teodora Konach, Krishma Labib, Ana Marušić, Daniel PizzolatoTine Ravn, Rea Roje, Mads P. Sørensen, Borana Taraj, Giuseppe A. Veltri, Joeri K. Tijdink

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AVUari:ouPslesatsaekceohnofilrdmetrhsaitnalslchieeandcineghleavveelspauret rreepsreeasrecnhteidncteogrrrietyctlhyi:gh on their agenda. Among them, research funders are prominently placed to foster research integrity by requiring that the organizations and individual researchers they support make an explicit commitment to research integrity. Moreover, funders need to adopt appropriate research integrity practices themselves. To facilitate this, we recommend that funders develop and implement a Research Integrity Promotion Plan (RIPP). This Consensus View offers a range of examples of how funders are already promoting research integrity, distills 6 core topics that funders should cover in a RIPP, and provides guidelines on how to develop and implement a RIPP. We believe that the 6 core topics we put forward will guide funders towards strengthening research integrity policy in their organization and guide the researchers and research organizations they fund.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere3001773
Pages (from-to)e3001773
Number of pages12
JournalPLoS Biology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2022

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