Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2018

General Information

Submission of abstracts is now invited for presentation at the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity (6th WCRI). There is no limit to the number of abstracts that you may submit and the abstract must be submitted in English. All oral and poster presentations must be given in English and no translation service will be provided during the conference.

Topics of Special Interest

  • Measures to improve transparency in research
  • Replication, reproducibility and research waste
  • Managing research misconduct
  • Responsible conduct of research education
  • Impact of cultural differences in fostering research
  • Integrity in innovation and impact
  • Assessment of research and researchers
  • Any other topics relevant to the conference theme

Presentation Preference

Oral presentations will be made during concurrent sessions. Each presentation will be 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion, subject to the final decision of the 6th WCRI Programme Committee.
Posters will be displayed during the conference. At least one of the authors, preferably the first author, is expected to be in attendance during the poster session(s).


The submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the 6th WCRI Programme Committee. Authors will be informed of the outcome at the latest by the end of January 2019. All notifications will be sent to the email address provided during the abstract submission process. No appeal is possible on this decision.


All accepted presenters must register and pay the registration fee before the deadline of the early registration on March 1, 2019. If the presenters do not register on or before March 1, 2019, the accepted abstract will not be included in the conference programme and abstract book.

Dissemination of Abstracts

Accepted abstracts will be bundled in a digital abstract book (in pdf format) and posted on the conference website. After the conference, the abstracts will remain publicly available in pdf format and will be posted on the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation website.

All presenters for oral presentations will be asked whether a pdf format of the PowerPoint presentation can be posted on the conference website, and subsequently the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation website.


Please do not submit an abstract if you are not confident that you will be able to attend the conference. If your presentation has been accepted but circumstances prevent your attendance, please ask a co-author to present and notify the Conference Secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) of this change as soon as possible. If cancellation is unavoidable, please contact the Conference Secretariat immediately to remove your presentation from the conference programme.


All abstracts must be submitted online via the conference website on or before October 15, 2018. An abstract must be submitted by one of its authors. Presenters must be one of the authors of an abstract. You must create an account for abstract submission, and you can save the draft data and come back to finish it later. Once the abstract is submitted, no changes in the online form will be allowed. Submissions after the closing date may be considered by the Co-Chairs, but is not guaranteed.

The following information is required:

  • Abstract title (maximum of 200 characters)
  • The abstract body text (maximum 350 words)
    Please structure your abstract using the following headings:
    • Objective (suggestion: 50 words): Describe as accurately and clearly as possible what you propose to present.
    • Method (suggestion: 50 words): Describe the population, research methods, measurements, intervention (when applicable) and analyses you performed.
    • Results (suggestion: 200 words): When reporting on a research project, present your main findings in the abstract. No riddles or cliff-hangers. If you do not yet have the results, make convincingly clear that you will have them at the time of the conference.
    • Conclusion (suggestion: 50 words): State your conclusion as clearly as possible, and reflect on your study limitations and the meaning of what you found in a few words.
  • Details of the presenter and author(s)
  • Information on whether report on a research study will be included in the presentation; and, if yes, whether the research protocol has been pre-registered, and provide the URL to the preregistration. For information on registering studies, please click here.
  • Preferred presentation type

Although the conference is moving to more submissions based on quantitative or qualitative research, abstracts with high quality reflective papers can be accepted for oral presentation. Descriptive reports (courses, codes, measures, policies) will mainly be eligible for poster presentation.

The receipt of your abstract will be confirmed by an email. Only abstracts following the above guidelines will be considered.


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