A four-day conference in April, 2013 Reassessing Research Integrity, co-produced by the Office of Research Integrity and Johns Hopkins University focused on issues of responsible conduct of research (RCR). Leaders in the field of research integrity examined the state of and future direction of RCR, including such questions as what should be measured in the evaluation of the RCR.
This timely conference occurred a month before the Third World Conference on Research Integrity in Montreal, which “will focus international attention on research integrity, responsible conduct of research, and publication of research. Attendees will have opportunities to learn the current state of worldwide progress on research integrity, discuss new challenges and emerging topics, and help shape national and international responses.”
We hope that these conferences will generate insights and concrete suggestions for dealing responsibly with digital images in science research and publication.