Promoting research integrity

Research integrity, along with the two other pillars of research ethics and professional ethics, contributes to the quality of science and the robustness of the knowledge that is produced. The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (revised in 2017) is the reference text and identifies four fundamental values: accountability, respect, honesty and reliability.

All the actors contributing to research activities, whether individually or collectively, must adopt these values and strive to promote them in order to prevent misconduct.