“A unique, publicly available, online education tool empowering students and professionals to engage, discuss and debate research principles and integrity.”
Isidoros Karatzas, Head of the Research Ethics and Integrity Sector, European Commission
With the European research landscape rapidly changing, nowadays, it is becoming increasingly essential to emphasise the virtue of research integrity and to start handling new scientific techniques in a comprehensible way.
With this in mind, the Horizon2020 project Path2Integrity (P2I) was established to support young researchers, bachelor’s and master’s students, undergraduates and senior high school students in understanding, via innovative methods, what research is and why it is important to actively engage in dialogue on research norms.
To do this, P2I has designed 20 learning units addressing important principles of research integrity. The learning units are accompanied by a P2I awareness campaign about research integrity and its purpose. With this two-component approach, P2I uses formal and informal learning settings to inform and motivate students.
P2I involves eight partners from five countries whose efforts are based on educational evidence indicating that student-centred methods are more successful in teaching ethical subjects than are traditional approaches.
With the current demand for distance learning, we have designed this as a platform for digital learning to support educators and students. Learning-p2i presents the Path2Integrity learning cards as digital paths to provide more flexibility in teaching and learning outside the classroom. The digital cards can be taught as E-Learning Courses or used in the application of Blended Learning Concepts.
"Dialogical methods describe a dynamic approach, through which scholarstudents and young researchers learn to make their own judgements in a reasonable way via a process of giving arguments." (cf. Klare/ Krope 1977, 4)
This means that students use discussion and debate to get at the heart of the matter. Participants in this learning situation demonstrate their relevant knowledge, articulacy, collaboration, and critical thinking. This method of teaching and learning therefore encourages scholars to learn from one another about what they actually think is worth defending. Dialogical methods provide an arena to share ideas and to teach each other while bringing one’s own experiences and insights to bear on the conversation. (cf. www.ethicsbowl.ca)
In accordance with the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, research integrity means a commitment to professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities, values, and principles that regulate research. Thus, good research practices are based on fundamental principles such as responsibility to ensure the quality of research; honesty to guarantee research in a transparent, fair, full and unbiased way; respect for everything and everyone involved; and accountability for the research from idea to publication. (cf. ALLEA 2017, 3ff.)
Yes. You are very welcome to use our learning material (the Path2Integrity learning cards and also our campaign material) in your School teaching or at university or at your company trainings on-site. You can find all Path2Integrity learning cards here.
Yes, after the completion of at least one of our “learning-p2i” courses, Path2Integrity will issue a diploma/certificate for the participants.