The DBM is committed to cultivating the highest standards of research integrity

What is Research Integrity?

Research integrity is fundamental to building confidence and trust within the scientific community and is essentially a form of “good research practice”.  Research integrity must be considered from the earliest stages of project inception, through the implementation and dissemination of results. 

Research integrity requires:

  • the use of rigorous, transparent and reproducible methods when conducting experiments and analyzing data
  • clear and honest scientific communication which includes sharing of published results, code and materials
  • objectivity and letting the facts speak for themselves to avoid confirmation bias
  • individual accountability to adhere to a scientific code of conduct
  • showing respect to and taking responsibility for our trainees, mentors and colleagues
  • acknowledging the human participants and animals involved in our research