The Embassy of Good Science - a community driven initiative to promote ethics and integrity in research

Natalie Evans, Marc van Hoof, Giulia Inguaggiato, Ana Marušić, Bert Gordijn, Kris Dierickx, David van Zeggeren, Harald Dunnik, Alexander Gesinn, Guy Widdershoven

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The Embassy of Good Science ( aims to improve research integrity and research ethics by offering an online, open, 'go-to' platform, which brings together all information on research integrity and research ethics relevant for researchers, and makes that information accessible, understandable, and appealing. It effectively organizes and describes research integrity and research ethics guidelines, educational materials, cases, and scenarios. The Embassy is wiki-based, allowing users to add -- when logged in with their ORCID researcher id -- new information, and update and refine existing information. The platform also makes the research integrity and research ethics community visible and accessible in pages dedicated to relevant initiatives, news and events. Therefore, the Embassy enables researchers to find useful guidance, rules and tools to conduct research responsibly. The platform empowers researchers through increased knowledge and awareness, and through the support of the research integrity and research ethics community. In this article we will discuss the background of this new platform, the way in which it is organized, and how users can contribute.
Original languageEnglish
Article number27
JournalOpen Research Europe
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Education
  • Open source
  • Policy
  • Research ethics
  • Research integrity
  • Responsible conduct of research

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