Varying approaches to research integrity have been identified as a barrier for researcher mobility and cross-border education collaboration in APEC, as there is a lack of a common reference point for researchers across the region.
The development of a set of guiding principles for research integrity will provide a high-level reference point for the region’s researchers, facilitating research cooperation across APEC. This project directly responds to outcomes from the Australia-led APEC Researcher Mobility Workshop held in Indonesia 1-2 December 2015.
The guiding principles will be informed by consultation with APEC economies and will draw on codes and standards from across the region, for example the 2010 Singapore Statement on Research Integrity (www.singaporestatement.org). This approach will help the research communities in APEC economies learn from the experiences of their peers in other economies and share good practice.
Draft guiding principles will be presented at the EDNET meeting in May 2016 for consideration by APEC economies. Once finalized, they may be used by economies as a resource to support APEC policy discussions and assist universities and research organisations to promote the region’s commitment to research quality.