Professional development is often at the heart of the approach to research integrity, as we think it should be. Online training can be a cost-effective ‘just in time’ solution wherever your researchers are and whenever suits their schedule. But does it work? This great open access item that was published in January 2022, reports on research that looked at the effectiveness of a popular European programme. We have included links to six related items.
Organisations in Europe differ significantly in how they promote research integrity (RI). Higher education institutions play a pivotal role in disseminating a culture of RI and responsible conduct of research (RCR). Adhering and strengthening mentoring systems, implementing codes of conduct, and raising awareness are just a few initiatives among many to enhance students’ training in RCR. This article describes the Path2Integrity Learning Card (P2LIC) programme, a proactive training programme to foster RI. This programme was further developed in 2020 and the updated feedback loops took place in four countries (Germany, Denmark, Spain, and Poland). We outline the P2ILC development and final design, the trainer feedback on the programme from the second year of operation, and suggest future considerations for RCR training to strengthen research integrity.
Publisher (Open Access): https://www.facetsjournal.com/doi/full/10.1139/facets-2021-0047