“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
Please, be aware that the Path2Integrity online learning environment “learning-p2i.eu” (in the following “learning-p2i.eu”) only “showcases” a set of existing Path2Integrity learning cards/courses. The reason is privacy issues and that's why only a preview is offered
while the full “learning-p2i.eu” courses are freely available upon request to be downloaded,
personalised and run locally, on external
platforms. Please reach out to us in case of any queries!
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.
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.)
"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)
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)
Yes, after the completion of at least one of our “learning-p2i” courses, Path2Integrity will issue a diploma/certificate for the participants.