Project duration: April/May 2018–2020.
Financing: 162 250 EUR
Project Coordinator: European Science Foundation
The overall goal of the PRO-RES project is to build a research ethics and integrity framework devised cooperatively with, and seen as acceptable by, the full range of relevant stakeholders and similar to Oviedo/Helsinki.
PRO-RES will draw upon previous foundational work funded by the EC, and other national and international agencies. While linking to existing foundational work, to be durable and sustainable the outcome must also be flexible enough to meet anticipated future needs. Consequently, the framework will be ‘staged’ starting with a simple introductory level of ‘basic principles’ leading to more explanatory/background levels and ultimately more complex aids for decision-making at later stages. This will ensure that no one is intimidated by difficulties in understanding the requirements of research ethics and integrity at the outset but, at the same time, the explanatory rationale behind the principles will be fully explored.