The conference “Researching with Integrity”

The conference “Researching with Integrity” will take place on the 10th of February 2017 in the Main Building of the University of Tartu (Ülikooli 18, Tartu, Estonia).

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The conference “Researching with Integrity” is centred on defining misconduct and questionable practices, and what makes them different from good research. The first draft of the “Estonian Code of Conduct for Research Integrity” initiated by the Estonian Research Council is introduced. Interactive workshops and a panel discussion at the conference offer researchers an opportunity to have their say in the creation of the Estonian Code of Conduct for Research Integrity and to discuss what kind of conduct is recommended, permitted or condemnable in research.

The conference seeks answers to the following questions:

  • What is the European good practice of research that is being drafted at the moment like?
  • Why does Estonia need to formulate its own good practice of research?
  • What kind of principles of research ethics does the European Commission expect researchers to follow?
  • How to define misconduct, questionable practices and good research? Where is the borderline between the black, white and grey areas?
  • How do different rules and organisational culture influence researchers’ ethical conduct?
  • How to promote research integrity?

The keynote speakers are Dr Isidoros Karatzas (Head of the Ethics and Research Integrity Sector, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation), Prof Krista Varantola (Chair of the National Advisory Board on Research Integrity in Finland and a member of the ALLEA workgroup on science and ethics), Dr Daniele Fanelli (Senior Research Scientists at the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), Stanford University) and Prof Eric Breit (Research Professor at the Work Research Institute, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences).

The conference is organised by the Centre for Ethics in cooperation with the Estonian Research Council. It is supported by the University of Tartu Development Fund and the European Commission funded Horizon 2020 project “Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research” (PRINTEGER). The conference takes place in the framework of the National Programme “Values Development in Estonian Society 2009–2013” for the years 2015–2020, funded by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research.




Katrin Velbaum

Project manager at the Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu

+372 551 9184