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Scientific integrity from the perspective of Scientific and Technical Information processing (STI).


If scientific integrity is close to all aspects of the researcher’s work, to the scientific practice in each research field (either at the lab bench, or collecting and producing data, or during the writing phase etc ), it equally  involves the scientific publication as well as the evaluation process. In this regard, it entails an essential dimension, which takes seriously to task the actors of scientific and technical information processing (STI). The 7th  URFIST National Seminar will therefore be dedicated to work out a « STI approach » of scientific integrity and to examine, in such an especially expansive topic, the components which impact more particularly two of the cornerstones of the STI : the scientific publication ecosystem on one side, research assessment and bibliometrics on the other. Finally, this Seminar will tackle the question of the positioning of the STI specialists, facing the rising prevalence of the scientific integrity topic in the field of higher education and research.


  • Morning session : 09:30-12:30
    • 09:30-09:45 : Opening Address and Welcome by the GIS Urfists’ Network
      • Opening Session on Research Integrity (15 mn)
        By Joëlle Alnot, Executive Manager of the French Office for scientific integrity (OFIS)
    • 10:00-10:40 : An Overview of Fraud and Research Integrity in Journals : 30 mn Lecture, and 15 mn Discussion
      • Frauds in facts, social and academic stakes, typology of frauds, etc.
        By Claude Forest, Research Director, INSERM
    • 10 :40-10 :55 : First Focus : Predatory Publishers / Publishing
      • Foreseen Speaker(s) :Doctoral Student’s Feedback : A. de la Blanchardière ??
    • 10 :55-11 :15 : Coffee Break
    • 11:15-12:30 : Panel on Research Integrity in Journals
      • Testimonies and Feedbacks on Research Misconducts or Frauds in Journals Experienced by Editors : Peer Review Troubles, Conflicts of Interest, absent or weak Evaluation Criteria, Problems in Authorship, Plagiarism Detection, Retraction Process, etc.
      • Journals Publication Ethics Policies : Charts, Guidelines, role of COPE ((Committee On Publication Ethics : https://publicationethics.org/), etc.
      • Foreseen Speakers
        • Xavier Coumoul Journal Editor, Biochimie & Biochimie Open
        • Rémi Thomasson Journal Editor, Negative Results
        • Boris Barbour, Pub Peer Editor
        • Hélène Skrzypniak URFIST Bordeaux, Ass. Prof., Copyright expert
  • Afternoon Session : 14:00-17:00
    • 14:00-14:30 : How is the Research Assessment Ecosystem Contributing to Scientific Fraud
      • Influence of Bibliometrics,etc.
    • 14:30-15:00 : Economics of Publishing and Evaluating
      By Jacques Haiech, Prof. Univ. Strasbourg, former expert at the French Office for Research and Higher Education Assessment
    • 15:00-15:30 : ??
    • 15 :30-15 :45 : Break
    • 15:45-17:00 : Panel on Research Integrity and Scientific Information
      • Foreseen Speakers
        A University President
        An Academic Library Director

        • Ghislaine Filliatreau, Research Director and Delegate for Research Integrity at INSERM, coordinator of the national Delegates for Research Integrity Network, former Director of the French Observatory of Sciences and Technology (OST)
        • Pascal Aventurier, STI Director, Scientific and Technical Culture , IRD
        • Christèle Hervé, Chief Librarian, University of Tours
        • Sabrina Granger, URFIST Bordeaux Manager
        • Panel moderators : Alexandre Serres and Manuel Durand-Barthez, Rennes and Paris URFIST
  • End of the Seminar