You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the 8th World Conference on Research Integrity (8th WCRI). Each applicant may maximally submit three abstracts. There is no limitation to the number of co-authorships. The abstracts must be written in English. All oral and poster presentations must be given in English and no translation service will be provided during the conference.
Oral presentations will be made during concurrent sessions. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes for discussion.
Posters will be displayed during all three days of the conference. The first author is expected to be in attendance at their poster during the Poster Walk sessions (3-minutes pitches followed by 3-minute discussion).
Even-number Poster Walk Session is scheduled for 12:00 to 13:30 on Monday, and odd-number Poster Walk Session is scheduled 12:00 to 13:30 on Tuesday.
In addition to attendance during the relevant Poster Walk Session, poster author(s) are encouraged to be in attendance at their posters as much as possible during the coffee and lunch breaks.
We strongly encourage you to preregister you study if your abstract concerns empirical research. We are seeking your permission to use your anonymized data for a study on preregistration of empirical research for which an abstract is submitted (see: https://osf.io/du84t). Whether you give us that permission or not will not influence the decision on your abstract.
All abstracts must be submitted online via the submission form not later than October 17, 2023. An abstract must be submitted by its first author. Once the abstract is submitted, no changes in the online form will be allowed, but if circumstances demand the presenter can be changed later. The receipt of your abstract will be confirmed by email. Only complete abstracts forms will be considered.
The submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the 8th WCRI Abstract Review Committee. Applicants will be informed of the outcome on 15 February 2024 latest. All notifications will be sent to the email address provided during the abstract submission process. The decisions of the Abstract Review Committee are final.
Abstracts will be analysed with text similarity detecting software. If a substantial part of the abstract has been published or submitted elsewhere this needs to be declared on the abstract form. These abstracts may still be accepted but might get lower priority. If you used a tool like ChatGPT for the describing the work contained in the abstract that needs to be stated and motivated on the abstract submission form.
All presenters of accepted abstracts must register before the deadline of the early registration on 15 March, 2024. If the presenters have not registered by 15 March, 2024, the abstract will not be included in the conference programme and not be included in the abstract book.
Dissemination of Abstracts
Accepted abstracts will be bundled in a digital abstract book (in PDF format) and posted on the conference website. After the conference, the abstract book will remain available on the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation website.
Presenters for oral presentations are asked for permission to post a PDF format of their PowerPoint presentation after the conference on the conference website, which will later be transferred to the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation website.
|1. Research environment||Matters related to healthy, supportive, inclusive workplace that is conducive to research integrity.|
|2. Training, supervision and mentoring|
|3. Grant assessment, award, monitoring||Aspects of the research environment that relate to awarding grants and ensuring good governance of those grants.|
|4. Researcher assessment, evaluation, promotion||Aspects of the research environment that relate to researcher rewards and incentives.|
|5. Research procedures, materials and methods||Aspects of how researchers design and carry out research (for example protocols, checklists, pre-registration) including procedures for acquisition, storing and transfer of materials and samples.|
|6. Research integrity and research ethics structures||Aspects of adherence to and support for research integrity and research ethics requirements.|
|7. Data practices and management||Infrastructures and approaches to secure data collection, storage, retention, archiving, and sharing.|
|8. Research collaboration||Aspects of research collaboration designed to ensure integrity, including those that ensure research collaboration can be done responsibly in situations that demand specific attention.|
|9. Research publication and communication||Writing, reviewing, editing, and publishing including traditional and innovative research outputs, and communication with the public|
|10. Breaches of research integrity||Questionable research practices, misconduct, breaches of integrity and its management.|
If your abstract has been accepted but circumstances prevent your attendance, please ask a co-author to present who has also registered for the conference and notify the Conference Secretariat (email@example.com) about this change as soon as possible. If cancellation is unavoidable, please contact the Conference Secretariat immediately to remove your abstract from the conference programme.