Research and Publication Integrity

Date & Time
Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Name
Session Type
Special Session

Identifying biomedical and clinical research manuscripts and publications with serious integrity problems helps to generate reliable evidence from the literature. This session will continue discussions from the earlier keynote session on research integrity, which will offer perspectives on paper mills, tools to identify fraudulent studies, and how systematic reviewers and journals can improve research and publication integrity. This Special Session aims to elicit further views and discussion from the audience on these and other challenges, to inform efforts to find and implement workable solutions. The session will conclude by describing how attendees can join efforts to improve the reliability of published biomedical and clinical research. 

Target audience: The Special Session will be open to all delegates. Attendees will not need to have joined the keynote session on research integrity to attend this session.

Format: The session will commence with brief opening comments (5-10 minutes) to introduce the topic to attendees who did not attend the earlier keynote session. We then wish to maximize audience participation and discussions whilst retaining some structure so that we can capture audience opinions and ideas (60 minutes). The session will conclude with a brief summary of the major points raised and describe how attendees can help to improve the reliability of published biomedical and clinical research (10 minutes).

Speakers: Jennifer Byrne (Co-chair), John Carlisle (Co-chair), Lisa Bero, Cyril Labbé, Limbanazo Matandika, Richard Van Noorden and Gowri Gopalakrishna.