Scientific Integrity


For ERIM, one guiding principle has been the notion that directing efforts only at avoiding strict misconduct (Fabrication, Falsification and Plagiarism) would not be helpful. Addressing the grey area of “questionable research practices” is equally if not much more important, as these practices are arguably much more prevalent than pure misconduct, while the negative impact of some of these practices on “truth-finding” may be equally harmful. At ERIM, we see education and training as an important tool to help safeguard scientific integrity and prevent direct misconduct or any questionable research practices.