Horizon 2020 - Implementing a European Train-the-trainers initiative with regard to Ethics and Research Integrity (SwafS-27-2017)
Einreichungsfrist: 30.08.2017

Call: SwafS-27-2017

Specific Challenge:

With a view to addressing adequately the challenge of the internationalisation of research, including in the context of EU collaborations, it is necessary to strengthen the EU capacity to foster and promote the highest ethical standards and to achieve a higher degree of consistency of research integrity practices in Europe. In the latter regard, the Council, with its conclusions of 1st December 2015 on Research Integrity, invited the Member States and the Commission to support "training activities based on the "train-the-trainer" principle"[1]


The participants are expected to develop innovative methods to train-the trainers (such as training courses, workshops, a continuous support service to the trainers) based on consultation and inclusion in the task of all relevant stakeholders representing both public and private structures (i.e. research intensive industries). The above training methods should, in particular, promote the consistent application of the principles listed in the "European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity" developed by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and All European Academies (ALLEA)[2]

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of the order of EUR 2.8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

It is expected that the present action will establish a self-sustainable organization, which will implement the above train-the-trainers activities, update the relevant training material/tools and manage the above e-community/database in the long term. Therefore, it is expected that the present action will promote a higher degree of consistency of research integrity practices in Europe, will strengthen the research communities' capacity to respect the highest ethical standards and will enable researchers to adopt a "virtue ethics approach", i.e. to embed ethics and integrity within the research design.



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