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Presidency outlines plans for research integrity

Luxembourg has said it intends to align national approaches to research integrity during its six-month presidency of the Council of Ministers, which began on 1 July.

According to Léon Diederich, chief adviser to the Luxembourg government at the ministry of higher education and research, there has been a lack of political action on research misconduct despite much discussion between academic institutions. As a result, Luxembourg will ask national ministers to discuss an agreement on research integrity, based on guidelines from the European Science Foundation and the OECD, at an informal meeting of the Competitiveness Council this month.

“Everyone has to become aware of research integrity, as misconduct can have a significant negative socio-economic impact,” says Diederich.

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