Scientific Integrity at ERIM
To support our members in further improving the quality of their research process and outputs, ERIM has been taking up scientific professionalism and integrity as an institutional responsibility. As such, ERIM has developed a number of initiatives, focusing on useful guidance and support for the long term academic career progress of its members.
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. The initiatives have been implemented as of fall 2011.