Last July 7th a workshop about good scientific practice took place, co-organised between the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the PRBB Intervals Programme. Under the title “Good science, honest science”, it was a good opportunity for junior and senior researchers alike to refresh their knowledge about responsible conduct on research.
The workshop was highly interactive with lots of opportunities for discussion with colleagues and experts. Michele Garfinkel, Manager of the Science Policy Programme at the EMBO, talked about general issues regarding responsible conduct of research as well as some specificities about research dealing with humans, animals or biotechnology. She also touched on topics surrounding publications, such as the inappropriateness of the Impact Factor as a way to assess scientists – and the difficulty to change its use!
Alison North, Senior Director of the Bio-Imaging Resource Center and a Research Associate Professor at the Rockefeller University, focused on image analysis and manipulation – addressing what is acceptable and what would be considered scientific misconduct.
You can read a more personal take on the workshop in my blog.
This workshop was supported by the Marie Curie Action training network FLiACT.