Thierry Mandon Launches a national structure for research integrity in France

On 23 March 2017, the Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research Thierry Mandon officially announced the launch of a national structure for research integrity in France.

The French Office for Research Integrity (in French : l’Office Français pour l’Intégrité Scientifique) will be part of of the the High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES), an independent administrative authority which is mainly responsible for evaluating higher education institutions and research, scientific cooperation foundations, and the French National Research Agency.

One year after the adoption of a National Charter for Research Integrity in January 2015, Thierry Mandon
has set, on 19 January 2016, a mission for research integrity headed by Pierre Corvol, honorary Professor at the College de France and vice-president of the French Academy of Sciences. On 29 June 2016, Pr Pierre Corvol presented to Thierry Mandon hist report “Assessment and proposals for the implementation of the national charter of scientific integrity” . This report provides 16 proposals to promote and to strengthen the protection of scientific integrity in France, including the creation of a national structure for scientific integrity.

A circular was published in the n°12 of the Official Bulleting of Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

We published an article in French in which we provide some statistics on research integrity and discuss the launch of the OFIS.

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