Call for Papers

The PRINTEGER European Conference on Research Integrity: Why Research Integrity Matters to You, is seeking proposals reflecting the various themes of research integrity.

Present your Research

This conference is a unique chance to present your special research focus on research integrity and discuss it with a multidiciplinary group of early stage researchers, senior researchers, students, research managers, industrial researchers, academic teachers, journal editors and research policy makers but also the media and the broader public.

Highlighted topics include but are not limited to:

  1. Integrity Challenges
  2. Media: Which forms of misconduct receive most attention? From which fields? How extensive do the media report on these cases?
  3. Deviance in Science: What are motivations and drivers?
  4. Peer-review Processes: How is quality control maintained in the face of current challenges? What is the role of the peer review system, which, according to many, is facing a crisis in its own right? Can journals play their role as gatekeepers and supervisor?
  5. Institutional Perspectives on Research Integrity: Institutional response to misconduct – fair procedures?
  6. Conceptual Issues: Important developments and policy regimes guidelines, ethical codes, and policy instruments
  7. Retractions
  8. Legal Aspects of Misconduct: Which is the role for law in the protection and promotion of research integrity? How to guarantee fair procedures for addressing scientific misconduct? Which are the current legal challenges for Europe in this area? And how do rules on research integrity and scientific misconduct interact with other existing legal frameworks, such as personal data protection?

Presentations should have a duration of 20 minutes, followed by short discussions. Posters may be taken into consideration as well.

How to apply

The PRINTEGER European Conference on Research Integrity takes place from February 05-07, 2018 in Bonn, Germany. Topics will be presented and discussed in parallel sessions. An overview on the days and sessions is available here:

To apply, send your abstract (500 words) indicating your topic in the subject line to:

Please also include your CV.

(Extended) Submission Deadline: November 01, 2017.
Author Notification: December  13, 2017.

In case of questions, please contact us at:


A book with successfully submitted abstracts will be published online.

Program Committee

Abstracts will be reviewed by our program committee. The program committee members will be leading the sessions during the conference.

  • Prof Dr Hub Zwart, Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Science (Radboud University Nijmegen, SKU) and scientific director of the Centre for Society and the Life Sciences (CSG).
  • Dr Willem Halffman, lecturer at the Institute for Science, Innovation, and Society, at the Radboud University, Nijmegen.
  • Prof. Dr Margit Sutrop, Head of the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, and the dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at University of Tartu.
  • Prof. Dr Serge Gutwirth, full Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Faculty of Law and Criminology and leading the multidisciplinary Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) at VUB.
  • Prof. Dr Jenneke Christiaens, full professor at the VUB’s Faculty of Law and Criminology, member of the Criminology Department and chair of the Crime & Society Research Group at VUB.
  • Prof. Dr Gloria González Fuster, research professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
  • Dr Eric Breit, senior researcher at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.
  • Prof. Ruud ter Meulen, Director/Chair at the Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol.
  • Prof. Dr Massimiano Bucchi, professor of Science and Technology in Society and of Science Communication, University of Trento.
  • Dr Thed van Leeuwen, senior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University.
  • Dr Sarah de Rijcke, assistant professor at CWTS of Leiden University.