Open, transparent and honest – the way we practice research

Bertil Fabricius Dorch

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7557/11.3618

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Research integrity; RCR; Open Science; research policy

Abstract

This paper makes the case for Open Science as a means to support and practice Responsible Conduct of Research. Responsible and ethical research practices imply research integrity in terms of transparency, honesty and accountability in all parts of research, being it when attaining funding for research, collecting and analyzing research data, collaborating on research, performing scholarly communication, e.g. authoring and disseminating research etc. Likewise, the topics normally associated with Open Science directly support responsible conduct and in fact, one can argue that Open Science is a ubiquitous prerequisite for good research practice.

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