A network of change: united action on research integrity



Evans TR, Pownall M, Collins E, Henderson EL, Pickering JS, O'Mahony A, Zaneva M, Jaquiery M & Dumbalska T (2022) A network of change: united action on research integrity. BMC Research Notes, 15 (1), Art. No.: 141.

The last decade has seen renewed concern within the scientific community over the reproducibility and transparency of research findings. This paper outlines some of the various responsibilities of stakeholders in addressing the systemic issues that contribute to this concern. In particular, this paper asserts that a united, joined-up approach is needed, in which all stakeholders, including researchers, universities, funders, publishers, and governments, work together to set standards of research integrity and engender scientific progress and innovation. Using two developments as examples: the adoption of Registered Reports as a discrete initiative, and the use of open data as an ongoing norm change, we discuss the importance of collaboration across stakeholders.

Research integrity; Reproducibility; Research stakeholders; Collaboration; Registered Reports; Open Data; Open research

BMC Research Notes: Volume 15, Issue 1

Publication date31/12/2022
Publication date online30/04/2022
Date accepted by journal04/04/2022