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Guiding Principles for Research Integrity for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

You are invited to participate in the ‘Guiding Principles for Research Integrity for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)’ research project.

This project will develop guiding principles for research integrity by and for researchers, administrators, and experts in research integrity across the 21 member economies of APEC. It is hoped that a shared understanding of research integrity will enable greater researcher mobility and collaboration across APEC.

This research project is sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and has been approved by the RMIT University human research ethics committee (21609-08/18). Participation in the research project is entirely voluntary. For more information about participating in this research project please find a Participant Information document attached.

We encourage you to distribute this invitation to researchers, administrators, and experts in research integrity within your economy and professional networks.

As a part of this research project, you are invited to participate in an online survey, which will be used to develop the guiding principles for research integrity.

The survey asks participants to provide some personal information, to provide the commonly used terms to describe responsible research in their economy, and to consider proposed definitions of guiding principles for research integrity. Participants are also asked to rank in order of importance for research integrity a list of guiding principles and lists of responsibilities for researchers, institutions, and research funders and sponsors.

The responses to the survey will be collated and used to make an initial ranking of the guiding principles for research integrity. A second survey will ask participants to refine this initial ranking. The results of the surveys will be used at a consensus workshop held in Tokyo, Japan later this year.

Please click on this link to participate in the survey: APEC Guiding Principles for Research Integrity Survey 1

The survey will close on Friday 31 August 2018.

Thank you!

Kind regards,

Dr Daniel Barr, Dr Paul Taylor, Professor Ralph Horne, RMIT University