Research misconduct, such as fabrication, is a blatant violation of research integrity but uncommon. Questionable Research Practices (QRPs), on the other hand, are more common, pose less clear-cut ethical situations, and could nonetheless hamper the validity and trustworthiness of science. In this session, we will talk about possible QPRs in different stages of the research process, such as study design, data collection, and report writing. We will also go through some common situations that researchers face and how QRPs may arise in such situations. Possible ways of detecting and preventing QRPs in your research will be discussed.

This talk will be given by Lorenza Dall’Aglio, Bing Xu, and Elisabet Blok, coordinators of the Rotterdam R.I.O.T. Science Club. They are PhD-students at Erasmus MC, within the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology and the Generation R Study group.

The event will take place on March 18th 2021 at 15:00 CET and will last 60’. An invitation email, including the Zoom link, meeting ID, and password, has been sent via the OSCR mailing list. If you are not part of the mailing list but would like to join, please contact Antonio.

During the Zoom meeting, please follow these guidelines:

  • wear headphones
  • mute your microphone
  • video is optional (in case of connection issues, you may be asked to turn it off)
  • pay attention to the moderator (which will be Antonio)
  • if you have questions
    • click on the Raise Hand button and the moderator will unmute you; or
    • write down your question in the chat and the moderator will read it
  • avoid talking over each other and make sure that everyone can have their opportunity to speak
  • arrive 5 minutes before the beginning of the call, to familiarize with the online environment and solve possible technical issues

Please remember that attendees of every OSCR event (in-person or online) are required to follow our Code of Conduct.

Hope to see many of you!

Take care,

Lorenza Dall’Aglio, Elisabet Blok, Bing Xu, and Antonio Schettino