Research Misconduct

Last updated 16.10.2023

In order for research to be ethically acceptable and reliable and for its results to be credible, the research must be conducted according to the responsible conduct of research. 

    There are basically two courses of action in determining scientific misconduct, investigating allegations and imposing sanctions: a model based on legislation and a self-regulation model by the scientific community. 

    Finland employs a framework which is based on the national guidelines issued by Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK on the identification and investigation of responsible conduct of research (RCR) violations. 

    Watch a video: Investigation of research misconduct in Finland (on YouTube)

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