The goal is to enhance our knowledge of responsible research practices on the basis of systematic qualitative research into the life cycle of research projects. This might include the identification of decision points and actions undertaken within the entire life cycle of a study (grant application – experiment – analysis – archiving – policy/application). Projects should help provide an insight into the determinants of and relationships between different responsible research practices. The idea is to use the outcome of the project to introduce evidence-based improvements.
One application was awarded a grant in this call, with a maximum of €455,000 in funding and a duration of three years.
A new study has been launched as part of the Fostering Responsible Research Practices programme. Professor Jeanette Pols of the Academisch Medisch Centrum in Amsterdam will perform a thorough analysis of what constitutes good research practices, and what constitutes a threat to such practices. She will do this in five academic disciplines, each with its own organisation, research style and topics: mathematics, chemistry, philosophy, anthropology and medicine.
The main goal is to obtain a thorough understanding of responsible research by examining what constitutes responsible research in daily practice. What do researchers do to achieve this, and how do they act in situations where responsible research is at risk? The study will compare concerns and solutions in the different disciplines to develop a common vocabulary that will help to develop and support responsible research practices.