Conference: Research integrity and research freedom – what is the difference, and why does it matter?

OBS! The conference will be online

: November 13, 2020, 10.00-16.00

Venue: Online via Zoom

Fee: Free

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The team behind the Link Arrow Practicing Integrity project and the DUN Special Interest Group on Link Arrow Higher Education Policy and Practice would like to invite you to a one-day conference on the theme of academic freedom and academic integrity. 

For the past decade, much focus has been put on research integrity or the responsible conduct of research – both nationally, e.g. through the development of the National Code of Conduct, and internationally, e.g. by the EU. The public debate on research integrity in Denmark, however, has for a while become increasingly intertwined with – or perhaps even absorbed by – the debate on research freedom. Scandals that originated as integrity scandals are increasingly discussed as really being about academic freedom, and the work to implement policies on research integrity seem to have been slowed down by this renewed focus on freedom. But what is the difference between integrity and freedom of research? And do we strengthen one, by protecting the other?

The conference aims to bring together scholars, practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders that are concerned with issues of research integrity and research freedom to discuss both how the concepts have developed and overlap, but also importantly what they mean for our everyday lives and practices in academia and beyond.

The conference is organised by Sue Wright, Lise Degn and Matej ZItnansky. 

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