The 5th World Conference on Research Integrity promoted transparency and accountability in research through the Amsterdam Agenda.
Transparency and accountability
The 5th World Conference on Research Integrity considered the interlinked themes of transparency and accountability, and built on the premise that the honesty and reliability of research are best served by openly sharing all aspects of research and by taking personal responsibility for it. The conference program explored the challenges of promoting transparency and accountability and the consequences of the failure to do so. The program developed an evidence-based agenda for addressing the various lapses of integrity that seem to have become an endemic problem in research today.
The 5th World Conference on Research Integrity was held in Amsterdam in May 2017 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 1st World Conference on Research Integrity in Lisboa in 2007.
The World Conferences on Research Integrity have produced two consensus documents: the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity and the Montreal Statement on Research Integrity in Cross-Boundary Research Collaborations. A goal of the 5th World Conference on Research integrity was to develop the Amsterdam Agenda for Promoting Transparency and Accountability. This was envisioned as an action-oriented one-page statement drawing attention to the urgent need to fight questionable research practices. Drafts were available before the conference and discussed and debated by attendees.
The final version of the Amsterdam Agenda is available on this webpage.