Public Release:  World Science Academies to release new guide to promote research integrity

National Academy of Sciences

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, and TRIESTE, Italy -- On Oct. 17, two organizations representing national science academies from around the world will release a joint report to encourage the responsible conduct of scientific research in all countries. Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise: A Policy Report, authored by an international committee of experts convened by the InterAcademy Council and the IAP - the global network of scientific academies, recommends guidelines for responsible research based on universal scientific values and principles. The groups initiated the report in response to several trends in today's research enterprise, including the increasingly global and interdisciplinary nature of science, its heightened role in policy debates, and the continued emergence of high-profile cases of irresponsible research behavior in many countries. The report is intended to inform the development of a global ethical framework for conducting research.

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Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at 3 p.m. CET (Central European Time) on Oct. 11. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 3 P.M. CET ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17. To obtain a copy or to schedule an interview with committee members, reporters should contact William Kearney, director of media relations, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; tel. +1 202 334 2144/ +1 202 450 9166 (mobile) or e-mail wkearney@nas.edu.

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