Key milestones

The key principles of research integrity were set out in 2007 on the occasion of a conference organised by the OECD and in 2010 in the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity

European harmonisation

In 2011, in order to harmonise European research integrity policies, All European Academies (ALLEA) published a Code of Conduct for Research Integrity which was then revised in 2017. In 2015, the Council of the European Union formulated a series of conclusions underlining the importance of integrity for research.  

The ENRIO (European Network of Research Integrity Officers) was set up in 2007 and brings together research integrity officers from more than 30 member organisations in 23 European states. The OFIS is one of the members representing France, alongside representatives of Inserm, Cirad and CNRS.  

National implementation  

  • 2010: in France, the “Alix” Report laid down the foundations for collective reflection on research integrity.
  • January 2015: eight research operators (Cirad, CNRS, Inra, Inria, Inserm, Institut Curie, IRD and the Conference of University Presidents representing the academic world as a whole) signed the first French Charter for Research Integrity. They thus gave an undertaking to respect and enforce the principles of integrity and rigour that are inherent in research work.
  • June 2016: Pierre Corvol submitted his report to the Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research on the implementation of the French Charter for Research Integrity,
  • March 2017: the Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research called upon French research operators to roll out a series of concrete measures, most of which are now in place. He launched the French Office for Research Integrity (OFIS) to drive the effective application of research integrity rules in France.
  • October 2017: the OFIS, together with the French Advisory Board for Research Integrity, was set up as a department of Hcéres and entrusted with three missions: expertise, observation and coordination.
  • March 2018: the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation set up its board for deontology, which provides a legal frame for the duties of civil servants acting under its supervision (especially conflicts of interest); its action is connected with OFIS, which focuses on research integrity matters sensu stricto.

> View the list of signatories of the charters and of research integrity officers  
{lien interne vers la page listant les signataires et les référents} 
> View the bibliography  
{lien interne vers la page Bibliographie}


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