The 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity built on work from the previous Lisbon conference and developed a Singapore Statement on Research Integrity.
To deserve public trust and support, researchers must set and maintain high standards for integrity in all aspects of their work. While major breaches of research integrity are thankfully not common, small and large problems do occur throughout the vast global research enterprise. The World Conferences on Research Integrity represent effort to provide guidance for promoting integrity in research throughout the world.
Building on the discussions begun at the 1st World Conference on Research Integrity (Lisbon 2007), this second gathering of experts from many different countries, disciplines, and leadership roles had a proactive agenda. During the conference and post-conference workshops, participants exchanged information and views and worked together to develop guidelines and recommendations for promoting integrity in research on a global scale.
The main work of the conference focused on developing recommendations for four key aspects of research integrity:
Participants also discussed and considered affirming a general "Singapore Statement on Research Integrity" as a starting point for identifying the fundamental values and principles that are common to research wherever it is undertaken.
The 2nd World Conference was aimed at: