This international open access paper and research highlights a problem of global significance. How does your institution support people who make a research integrity complaint? The complaint process can be complex and confronting. Complainants can face stressful situations and highly emotive situations, where their motives and character can be called into question. The provision of high quality support is one way that an institution can demonstrate that they are serious about how they handle complaints and how wiling they are to support complainants. In many cases, research integrity complainants are a form of whistleblower and good governance demands that they are adequately supported.
Evans, N., Buljan, I., Valenti, E., Bouter, L., Marušić, A., de Vries, R. & Widdershoven, G. (2022) Stakeholders’ Experiences of Research Integrity Support in Universities: A Qualitative Study in Three European Countries. Science Engineering Ethics. 28(43). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-022-00390-5
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