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Rethinking success, integrity and culture in research (part 2) A multi-actor qualitative study on problems of science

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The authors, Noémie Aubert Bonn and Wim Pinxten, conducted interviews and focus groups with a variety of Flemish biomedical stakeholders in order to survey and define success, integrity, and responsibilities in science. The stakeholders interviewed included policy makers, funders, institutional leaders, research integrity officers, editors, publishers, and researchers. In this paper, which is the second of a two-paper series, the authors focus on the problems that affect the quality and integrity of science. Interview and focus-group results identified problems in research, beyond misconduct, namely the intersection of research integrity and success. The authors suggest reforming research culture through increased inter-actor dialogue as a means to improve how research is assessed.

Bonn NA, Pinxten W (2020). Rethinking success, integrity and culture in research (part 2) A multi-actor qualitative study on problems of science. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.12.945899