Research Integrity- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Leslie McIntosh and Simon Porter
More than ever, research integrity and trust in science are at the forefront of the scientific communications field. Global efforts push the broad sharing of research results to drive innovation and propel science advancements. The results of this work have significantly improved fields of research and whole countries. Yet, pushing public access forward has been accompanied by author integrity issues, a proliferation of misinformation, and increased distrust within science.
A recent paper by Merkley & Loewen (2021, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01112-w) found that as misinformation or misperceptions spread, individuals are less likely to trust expert advice and scientific results. And unfortunately, some misinformation and shoddy science have been cited in legitimate research or picked up by the news. This presentation will cover concepts and cases championing great research integrity work and nefarious behaviour within and surrounding research.