The UTC has appointed a ‘Référent Intégrité Scientifique’ (RIS), Jean-Paul Barthès (Prof. Emeritus at the UTC-GI), as requested by the Government.
OFIS has created a network of RIS named RESINT to exchange information and harmonize positions.
Role of the scientific integrity referent
Raise awareness among all those involved in research.
Verify the compliance of behaviours with the European or national charter.
Investigate problems of any deviations from the Charter.
To present the results to the President-Director of UTC.
Particularly important points to be checked by each person
Distinguish between intellectual property and industrial property.
Beware of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism (respect copyright).
Check that the criteria for appearing as an author of a publication are verified.
Never "improve" on already published results.
Pay particular attention to conflicts of interest in the evaluation of research.
Why is this important?
Funding bodies and agencies (Europe, ANR, CNRS, etc.) have adopted a Charter and will now require that research proposals comply with their scientific integrity Charter and that the research funded is carried out in accordance with their charter.