Call to host the 9th World Conference on Research Integrity
The World Conferences on Research Integrity offer a unique opportunity for all stakeholders with an interest in fostering research integrity. The meetings are highly interactive and are attended by researchers, institutional leaders, policy advisors, editors, publishers and representatives of funding agencies and professional organizations. We want to be relevant to all disciplinary fields and are especially keen to involve early career researchers. The conferences also enable hosting countries and institutions to highlight and boost efforts to promote research integrity in their region.
Past conferences have been held in Lisbon, Portugal (2007), Singapore (2010), Montréal, Canada (2013), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2015), Amsterdam, Netherlands (2017), Hong Kong, China (2019) and Cape Town, South Africa (2022). The 2024 conference will be in Athens, Greece. Preference for the next conference will be given to bids from regions of the world other than the site of the most recent conference.
Hosting organizations are responsible for local arrangements (conference site, hotel, banquet and other meals, conference website and registration, etc.), for raising funds to support the conference and for the joint planning of the conference program. The Governing Board of the World Conference on Research Integrity Foundation will appoint the Conference Co-Chairs. The Chair of the local organizing committee will be one of the Co-Chairs of the 9th WCRI and will work with the other Co-Chairs of to formulate the programme, invite speakers and otherwise plan the conference.
Based on the COVID-19 pandemic experience, we opt for a hybrid conference design. The intention is to hold an on-site event with the plenary keynote lectures streamed, but with the option to pivot if circumstances require a fully digital event, with all concurrent sessions also streamed.
More detailed information can be found on the website of the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation (WCRIF) and in the pdf draft agreement (61 KB) between the organizing institution and the WCRIF. For a quick glance at the expectations, please review the pdf conference format (48 KB) and the description of the most recent conferences.
Schedule for Submission and Review
Each of the following documents should be addressed to the Chair and Secretary of the Governing Board of the World Conference on Research Integrity Foundation and sent to
Letters of intent are due on 13 November 2023
Letters should specify the hosting institution(s) and contact information (name, title, email address, phone numbers, mailing address) for the principal contact(s) at each institution.
Preliminary bids are due on 5 February 2024
Preliminary bids should include the following:
- confirmation or update of the hosting institution(s) and principal contact(s), as presented in the letter of intent
- a description of the proposed conference venue
- information on travel options for conference attendees
- availability of a wide range of accommodations
- information on streaming facilities and on switching to a fully digital conference, including the concurrent sessions, if needed
- information on the possibility of hybrid (on-site and on-line) format and details regarding inclusion of on-line attendees and interactivity.
- information on funding sources that will be approached for support for the conference.
The members of the Executive Committee of the Governing Board of the World Conference on Research Integrity Foundation will review the preliminary bids, formulate their comments and recommendations and then work with the applicants that decide to finalize full bids.
Full bids are due on 29 April 2023
The members of the Governing Board of the World Conference on Research Integrity Foundation will review the full bids. Each bid team will be invited to present their bid in person during the WCRIF Governing Board meeting held just before the 8th WCRI in Athens. The proposed local Co-Chair must present the final bid at the Governing Board meeting in person and attend the entire 8th WCRI in person as a demonstration of commitment to preparing for the subsequent conference. The decision on the next conference location will be made by the WCRIF Governing Board and will be announced during the final plenary session of the 8th WCRI.
Date of Conference: second half of May or first half of June 2026.