Council for the Examination of Departures from Good Research Practice
The Council for the Examination of Departures from Good Research Practice at KI (the Council) supports the president on issues concerning scientific misconduct and other deviations from good research practice.
Cases of suspected scientific misconduct are examined by the National Board for Assessment of Research Misconduct (Npof). Cases of other deviations from good research practice are examined internally at KI. When a suspected such case is reported to the president, the Council assists in the decision on whether it qualifies as suspected scientific misconduct, in which case it is passed on to the Npof. The Council examines other suspected deviations and prepares a written substantiated statement to which the president refers when deciding on the matter.
Members of the Council
- Mats Melin, chair
- Head of Legal Office Helén Törnqvist, vice chair
- Professor Mikael Norman
- Professor Eva Hellström Lindberg
- Docent Pierre Lafolie
- Student representative vacant
Deputies for faculty representatives
- Senior professor Anders Ekbom
- Senior professor Tomas Olsson
Suspected scientific misconduct at Karolinska Institutet is to be reported to the Board for the Assessment of Research Misconduct: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scientific misconduct is defined as a serious deviation from good research practice in the form of fabrication, falsification or plagiarism committed intentionally or through gross negligence in the planning, execution or reporting of research.
Other deviations from good research practice
Suspected cases of other deviations from good research practice are to be reported to the president.
Other deviations from good research practice includes such deviations that do not constitute misconduct but that damage or threaten to damage the integrity of the research processes, research or a researcher by act of intention or gross negligence in the planning, execution or reporting of research.
Complaints should include
- Your contact details (e.g. email address and telephone number) if you want to be contactable. You can also submit a complaint anonymously.
- Name of the suspected person(s) or of the research study, report, paper or whatever else your complaint concerns.
- A description of the suspected case – when and how it occurred.
- Documentary evidence (if any) to back up your allegations.