EARMA Ethics and Research Integrity Officer Network open meeting

  • 08 Nov 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CET)
  • Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place: Rue Auguste Orts 3-7/Grand Place, Brussels 1000 Belgium
  • 2


Thank you for registering! Your registration includes attendance, refreshments, lunch and the networking drink. There are no extra security requirements for this event as was the case for the last one.

Kind regards

Nik Claesen
EARMA Managing Director
Registration is closed

ERION is the Ethics and Research Integrity Officer Network within EARMA.

It is an open community to discuss the practical and implementation side of Research Ethics and Integrity. The community is for all those that need to ensure compliance, efficiency, functionality, fairness and robustness in the practices and processes in their organisation. Such people may have titles such as Ethics/Integrity Officer, Administrator and many others. You should have the role of a practitioner within your organisation. This event is NOT about Research in Ethics and Research Integrity.

This is not a stand alone event but it is a meeting of a thematic group which is a  community that will be in touch online and meet twice per year. We are still in the starting phase and all colleagues with the right profile are welcome to join. For any questions, please mail earma@earma.org

Please register at: http://earma.wildapricot.org/event-2967663



Coffee and registration


Welcome by Nik Claesen, EARMA Managing Director


Opening by ERION Thematic Group Leaders

Next steps for thematic groups and the different clusters to be set up to allow for deeper discussion, software and mailing list


Presentation on the new ‘Standard Operating Procedures 4 Research Integrity Project’ and the role of the ERION group in the project

Short overview of the new H2020 project EARMA is part of and which will welcome input from the ERION as well as share results.

By Nik Claesen


EQIPD (European Quality in Preclinical Data): How to enhance responsible research practices?

An overview of the scope and deliverables of EQIPD, the first IMI project dedicated to tackle the root causes of poor robustness of data in preclinical research.

By Anja Gilis, PhD, Director, Preclinical Quality Planning and Strategy Lead / BRQC


Research Ethics and Data Protection: Guidelines for the Research Stakeholders

Presentation by the European Commission (DG RTD) Ethics and Research Integrity Sector (ERIS)

By Isodoros Karatzas and Albena Kuyumdhieva


Lunch (included)


Demo of the SINAPSE community software to be used by the group


Explanation and start of break in 4 clusters for discussion and determining the focus of future discussion

  • 1.      Research Ethics: focus on ethics requirements from authorities, funding agencies etc, as well as more general guidelines concerning good research practice; share knowledge on structures and requirements in different countries, specific EU requirements, specific requirements from funding agencies (both EU and outside, e.g. USA) etc.; discuss and develop adequate procedures for handling these requirements; discuss ways of communicating requirements and procedures to researchers and other staff; influence legislators, policymakers, etc. to try to prevent the issuing of disproportionate requirements that hinders important research in certain fields
  • 2.      Research Integrity: focus on research misconduct and other deviations from good research practice; share knowledge on structures and requirements, detect conflicts between different requirements, e.g. US funding agencies demands on publication of names of perpetrators in relation to GDPR; discuss how investigative procedures could be improved; discuss preventive measures; discuss detection/screening mechanisms; try to influence legislators, authorities, policymakers, etc., e.g. to prevent too much juridification of RI; discuss institutional culture, problematic incentives, working conditions of researchers etc. and what role administrators could play in doing something about all this
  • 3.      Data management & GDRP: focus on personal data but also on data management more generally; discuss GDPR compliance; share knowledge on supplementary national legislation; discuss ethical requirements in addition to legal requirements; discuss good data management as an essential part of good research practice; discuss open science requirements and the challenges it poses to certain disciplines
  • 4.      Animal Research & human experiments, access and benefit sharing and Nagoya Protocol



Networking drink and conclusion of the day (included)

By registering for this event, your details will be recorded for the purpose of administering the event but will not be used for other purposes. To be added to the EARMA contacts database and newsletter, please contact earma@earma.org. Members are already added. To have your data removed or edited, please also contact earma@earma.org 


EARMA represents the community of Research Managers and Administrators within Europe. Our members work at the forefront of building the European Research Area.


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