On February 28 and March 1, 2023, the researchers from the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw participated in a training on Research Ethics & Integrity. Our lecturer was Prof. Ana Borovečki, the chair of the Department of Social Medicine and Organization of Healthcare at Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

The training consisted of the lecture and the workshops. The lecture session regarded ethical considerations in research. Among others, this session included the following topics:

  • types of research misconduct,
  • reliability of research work,
  • requirements for authorship,
  • good practices for PhD students and their supervisors.

The session was very inspiring and it was of interest to both young and senior researchers. In particular, the participants enjoyed taking part in the on-line interactive tutorial.

On March 1, 2023, the PhD students participated in two workshops on research integrity. Prof. Borovečki explained and gave examples of the ethical guidelines for biomedical research in Europe. It was interesting to see how the ethical considerations differ in various parts of the world. The students used this opportunity to discuss ethical issues related to their own projects.

The Research Ethics & Integrity training was supported by the MOSaIC project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 810425.