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A Collegial Approach to Research Integrity: Ireland’s NRIF


Ireland's National Research Integrity Forum (NRIF) was founded in 2015 with the aim to promote research integrity (RI) and excellence in research through a collegial approach. The NRIF has many national initiatives from implementing a National RI online training program across all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and revising the national policy statement to publishing a framework for ensuring RI in collaborations. It has hosted national events in "Advancing a shared direction on research assessment" (with NORF) and "Embedding a Research Culture within HEI's" (with University College Dublin, UCD).

The National Research Integrity Community of Practice (CoP) comprises of representatives from Ireland's state-funded research performing organisations and plays an integral role within the NRIF in promoting RI principles in Ireland. Under the co-leadership of Ruth Moran (Atlantic Technological University, member of OpenAIRE) and Jill Boyle (UCD) the CoP provides a forum to share best practices in RI training, policies and procedures nationally and has had many expert speakers both from the European and international research landscape, including ALLEA, CoARA, iNORMS, Wiley Publishing, Karger Publishing, NORF, UKRIO, University of Delft, OpenAire, University of Glasgow and the German Ombudsman Office. The CoP publishes a monthly newsletter on evolving RI issues and a calendar of upcoming events for their members. The CoP are delighted that they will showcase their national initiatives to date at the World Research Integrity Conference being held in Athens from 02-05 June.

-Ruth Moran, Atlantic Technological University

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