Research integrity is more than just accurate and correct citation. Especially in the context of research data it means:
• comprehensible documented research data (management)
• no multiple publication of the same research data without corresponding notes or links
• naming of all persons who have contributed during the whole research (data) lifecycle
In order to allow for reproducibility, research data should ideally be
open and made available. Yet, this principle may conflict with issues of
privacy, especially if research data is linked to persons. The goal of
this research project is to investigate this conflict and to identify
and test solutions, taking into account both differences between
disciplines and between cultural perspectives. In the first step three
case studies will be identified and examined via qualitative interviews
and observation studies. From this, the main challenges will be derived
and analyzed. Afterwards, guidelines, recommendations and best practices
as well as generalizable strategies for the publication of research data
will be created and pilot tested.
The research will take the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, published by ALLEA (All European Academies) in 2017, into account. Among other areas, this document addresses recent challenges emanating from technological developments, open science and social media.