EUA-CDE Focus Group on implementing an ethos of research integrity in doctoral education brought together universities to discuss the current situation in Europe and reflect on ways forward.
Implementing an ethos of research integrity has become a crucial challenge for academic leaders and professionals working on doctoral education. Universities are facing uncharted ethical questions stemming from innovative paths for research, while increased social awareness puts a spotlight on the integrity of their staff. Doctoral education is emerging as a powerful tool to meet these challenges.
On 24 and 25 October 2017 the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) organised a Focus Group dedicated to this topic. The event brought together universities to discuss implementing an ethos of research integrity as an integral part of doctoral education.
The Focus Group welcomed universities at different stages of development in this field, from those just starting out to institutions with an established track record. Participating doctoral education professionals and ethics and research integrity officers had the opportunity to exchange views on the current situation in Europe and together reflect on ways forward.