Periodicity.: Special Edition ISE, S&P, May 2020
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Strategies in planning research integrity training (evidence of Ukraine)

Olena Knysh, Oksana Liaska, Iryna Bielinska, Iryna Levandovska, Olena Vasylieva



In recent years, much work has been done to promote integrity in academic community in Ukraine. Still, educational interventions introduced to the local level have not yet become an effective instrument to foster integrity in academia. Current research aims to discuss the key motivational factors that influence the effectiveness of integrity trainings for early-career researchers at Ukrainian universities in order to identify the possible gaps during implementation of research integrity education at the institutional level; highlights the role education plays in fostering research integrity; explores the key factors that influence early-career researcher’s professional development; proposes the possible content of integrity workshop for early-career researchers; analyzes the interview findings to better understand the impact of education interventions on research behavior; and offers recommendations that could help the academic community develop educational content that increases awareness on research misconduct and detrimental practices. The article is based on the experience of conducting the research integrity workshops at the regional institution of higher education. Data was carried out as qualitative face-to-face semi-structured interviews to learn about the sources of knowledge on research integrity. The results of the study have shown that integrity trainings at Ukrainian higher education institutions goal not only to introduce researchers to integrity knowledge, but also to engage them in discussion about responsibility in science. The findings of the study may help to identify key factors that influence the effectiveness of research integrity trainings and develop effective tools to promote research integrity at the Ukrainian higher educational institutions.


academic integrity; research integrity; integrity education; motivation; research community; research behavior; responsible conduct of research; research misconduct

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