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Fostering a common culture
of research integrity

Core references

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United States

Recommendations and guides

In Europe

Charter, code, conclusions
Recommendations and guides

General documents

In France

Codes, laws, decrees, orders and circulars1
  • Decree no. 2021-1536 of November 29, 2021 on the organization and functioning of Hcéres (article 1 – missions of Hcéres and article 9 – missions of Ofis)

  • Decree no. 2021-1572 of December 3, 2021 concerning compliance with the requirements of scientific integrity by public establishments contributing to the public research service and foundations recognized as being of public utility whose main activity is public research (article 1 – definition of scientific integrity)

  • Research Code: articles L. 114-3-1 (Hcéres’ missions in terms of scientific integrity) and L. 211-2 (“scientific integrity requirements” – operators concerned) from the law of 24 December 2020 on research programming for the years 2021 to 2030

  • Code de l’éducation: article L. 612-7 al. 3 (doctoral oath) from the aforementioned law

  • Circular letter no. 2017-040 of March 15, 2017 on the scientific integrity policy within higher education institutions and their groupings, research organizations, scientific cooperation foundations and institutions contributing to the public service of higher education and research, hereinafter referred to as “research operator(s)”, and the handling of cases of breaches of scientific integrity

  • Order of May 25, 2016 setting the national framework for training and the procedures leading to the award of the national doctoral diploma, as amended by the order of August 26, 2022 (article 3 – training in scientific integrity; article 12 – doctoral charter; article 19 bis – doctoral oath)

Recommendations, guides, opinions

1- Only the texts listed in this section have a normative character, which varies according to their position in the hierarchy of norms.