Programme / Integrity and Security in the Global Research Ecosystem‹ back to Programme lister
Tuesday / 6 DEC
11:30 - 13:00
Responsibilities for research integrity and security are distributed across multiple actors in the international research ecosystem. These include, national governments, research funding agencies, research institutions, universities, academic associations, and intergovernmental organisations. The OECD project on “Integrity and security in the Global Research Ecosystem” describes policy initiatives and actions from these different actors to safeguard national and economic security whilst protecting freedom of enquiry, promoting international research cooperation, and ensuring openness and non-discrimination. It includes examples of actions that are being taking to prevent foreign interference, manage risks, and help ensure trust in science in the future, and offers recommendations to help countries develop effective policies to strengthen research security as part of a broader framework of research integrity. South Africa was represented by two experts in this OECD project.
The objective of this side event is to provide a platform for the OECD to present the report and for the South Africa Experts who participated in the project on Integrity and Security in the Global Research Ecosystem to share the lessons learnt. It is expected that the discussions will trigger a national debate on the recommendations that came out of the report and its relevance to the South African situation. International speakers will be invited to share their experiences. The session will also provide an opportunity to disseminate information on the “Cape Town Statement on diversity, equity and fairness in research contexts”. The statement is an outcome of the International Conference on Research Integrity that was hosted in Cape Town in June 2022.
The session is expected to provide a national dialogue on how the recommendations that came out of the report can be translated into the South African context. The session will share the plan to implement the Cape Town Statement on diversity, equity and fairness in research contexts”.
- Carthage Smith, Policy analyst, OECD
- Lyn Horn, Director: Office of Research Integrity, University of Cape Town
- Liapeng Matsau, Deputy Director, Human Sciences Research Council
- Felix Dapare Dakora, President, African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
- Valanathan Munsami, CEO, South Africa National Space Agency
- Lex Bouter, , Department of Epidemiology and Data Science of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers
- Inkyoung Sun, , Science and Technology Policy Institute