Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor Stefan Eriksson recommends:

For some time now, Uppsala University has been making increased efforts to promote good practice in research. As part of this drive, Professor John Ioannidis from Stanford University was invited this autumn to give a lecture on the subject Prolific science, prolific authors, prolific data and statistics: How about good research practices? The event attracted a large audience and in the end ran out of seats. We are therefore pleased that all those who were unable to attend now have a chance to watch a recording of the lecture. It contained an overview of the studies Ioannidis and his colleagues have done, which identify various typical practices that risk undermining trust in research and its results. Ioannidis challenged our University to take these issues seriously and asked what incentives we give researchers to engage in high-quality research.

The lecture is open to employees at Uppsala University and is available on the new Medarbetarportalen (intranet) page with information on good research practice and research ethics. Here you will find ways to contact people who can help with questions about research ethics in one way or another. The page also contains information on guidelines and laws for researchers to follow in their research, the permissions they may need and how to apply for them, and an extensive collection of tools to use. For example, you will find online courses, templates, guides, checklists and useful links. At the moment, the page is only available in Swedish but an English version will be published soon. We hope that the page will be a useful resource in enabling us to fulfil the instructions of the Higher Education Act to uphold “academic credibility and good research practice”.

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