The prevention of misconduct requires individual, collective and institutional action based on the values of research integrity. These values must:
- be taught to future generations of researchers and citizens
- receive particular attention in the evaluations organised by Hcéres (institutions, clusters, research entities, study programmes) and in the four-yearly evaluation of researchers.
This focus should be reinforced in researcher recruitment and promotion processes and in research funding.
The institutions adopt a general policy on research integrity which is monitored by an officer reporting to the head of the institution. Within the framework of this policy, the institutions encourage, support and organise all the initiatives designed to make the values of research integrity central to their processes: San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment [https://sfdora.org], servers for filing data and publications, organisation of training courses and conferences, etc.