Wednesday March 27th – 9:00-14:00 including lunch

EARMA ERION Open Meeting hosted by University of Bologna
ERION: Ethics and Research Integrity Officers Network

Member fee: 135 euro + VAT 22%  
Non-Member fee: 205 euro + VAT 22%

Number of Participants: Maximum 70
Access: Open to public


Agenda of EARMA ERION Bologna Meeting, 27 March 2019

ERION is the Ethics and Research Integrity Officer Network within EARMA. It is an open community to discuss the practical and implementation side of Research Ethics and Integrity.
The community is for all those that need to ensure compliance, efficiency, functionality, fairness and robustness in the practices and processes in their organisation. Such people may have titles such as Ethics/Integrity Officer, Administrator and many others. You should have the role of a practitioner within your organisation. This event is NOT about Research in Ethics and Research Integrity.

Date: 27 March 2019
Place: Bologna, Italy
Venue: University of Bologna: Palazzo Poggi, Via Zamboni 33, Bologna, Sala VIII Centenario



08:30 Coffee and registration
09:00 Welcome by Prof. Antonino Rotolo, vice-rector for research, University of Bologna
09:15 Presentation on the SOPs4RI project and the role of ERION members
EARMA is a partner in the new H2020 project, Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity, of which the objective is to promote excellent research that aligns with the principles and norms of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, and to counter research misconduct. The project coordinators will explain the what and how of this project and the role of ERION.
By Niels Mejlgaard & Mads P. Sørensen
10:00 Ethics in Social Sciences and Humanities
Presentation by the European Commission (DG RTD) Ethics and Research Integrity Sector (ERIS) with a focus on ethical issues in social sciences and humanities, presenting the recently updated guidance note.
By Louiza Kalokairinou
10:30 The Committee for Research Integrity: food for thought
Many universities have installed a CRI or some kind of investigative body for dealing with cases of misconduct and fraud. This presentation reflects seven years of experience in such a CRI, an experience that led to some critical questions regarding the body as such and its main features. Food for thought on how to look and deal with the future.
By Stefanie Van der Burght
11:00 Break
11:30 Break-out session on 2 clusters
1. Research Ethics
2. Research Integrity

Taken from the plenary talks, the group moderators will prepare a limited number of topics for further discussion. All participants choose one of the two break-out sessions (ethics or integrity). By discussing in small groups and sharing best practices we hope to collect input for a draft working document that can help practitioners (1) set up a checklist for ethical issues in social sciences (2) install their own body/CRI or improve an existing one.
12:30 Sum up discussion and closing
By moderators break-out sessions
13:00 Walk to restaurant and lunch
15:00 Coffee and informal gathering nearby restaurant
17:30 EARMA main conference opening reception and play on research
administration (included in registration fee)
Opera hall, conference centre


Download the Agenda in pdf