Plenary A: The effects of Research Integrity on innovation and policy making

Banqueting Hall
Monday, June 3, 2024
8:30 - 10:00
Banqueting Hall


Research integrity promotes the production of reliable and trustworthy research. It has attracted significant attention across the research community and has itself become the object of research, mainly within academia. While the understanding of research integrity is deepening, ways to integrate it into the processes that produce innovation and inform policymaking still elude us. This plenary session is a milestone in the preparation of the “Athens Statement”, with the Keynote speakers sharing their insights regarding how research integrity enables reliable and trustworthy innovation and policymaking. It aims to inspire the participants of the 8th WCRI to be involved in the discussions of the two Focus Track sessions and address the following guiding questions: firstly, whether current approaches that promote trustworthy research in academic settings have a similar effect on translational research in non-academic settings and secondly, what are the perspectives of industry and policymakers on the operationalisation of research integrity in their sectors. The Keynote speakers, while keeping a strong focus on research integrity, bring the distinct perspective of crucial stakeholder groups, namely industry (A. Gilis), technology assessment and policymaking (T. Karapiperis), as well as metascience and reproducibility (D. Fanelli). All three Keynote speakers will have 20 minutes for their presentations, followed by 10-minute Q&As with the attendees.


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Dr. Anja Gilis
Director Nonclinical Compliance
Johnson and Johnson Innovative Medicine

A Quality System approach to Research Integrity

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Prof. Daniele Fanelli
Assistant Professor
Heriot-Watt University

Cautionary tales from Metascience

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Dr. Theodoros Karapiperis
Vice-President of EuroScience; former Head Of Foresight Unit (STOA), European Parliament (retired)

Research integrity at the interface with policy-making


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Panagiotis Kavouras
Senior Researcher
School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Technical Support

John Smith