Path2Integrity Symposium brings creativity and research integrity together
Path2Integrity gathered over 30 international experts, students and researchers at the project’s Symposium named "Perception of research integrity & the (cross)disciplinarity of teaching ethical cases". The event was hosted by project partner University of Kiel (CAU) in Kiel, Germany and took place on 4 and 5 July 2019.
The first day of the Symposium involved a moderated creativity workshop on research integrity perception, which had the goal to identify RI issues in the everyday life of secondary school students and teachers, academic students, researchers and publishers. Within five workshop sessions, each group managed to present a research integrity issue in an engaging way through a role play scenario.
Creativity and enthusiasm contributed to humorous and insightful presentations of logos, slogans and symbols, encouraging and protecting research integrity.
The workshop was followed by expert talks on the standards for research integrity, teaching approaches in different scientific fields and measures for fostering research integrity, accompanied by lively discussions.
The second day of the Symposium continued the expert presentations, involving Science with and for Society (SwafS) experts, who shared experiences in teaching research integrity and upcoming novel training programmes.
A participatory workshop on the (cross)disciplinarity of teaching ethical cases was carried out to test new ways of teaching research integrity in various disciplines, using innovative learning materials. Constructive feedback from participants contributed to strengthen and tailor the proposed materials.
Researchers and students driven by the common passion for science attended the Path2Integrity Symposium to identify and address research integrity issues and outline the most appropriate methods to resolve them.