"Integrity should be imbued among our researchers to build the trust among scientists and community"
Hazami Habib, CEO, Academy of Sciences Malaysia
The Academy of Sciences Malaysia organized a Workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) from 2 to 5 September 2018 at AKEPT in Nilai.
Basing its programme on the RCR Module, the four-day workshop educated participants on describing the key principles of the 10 RCR topics. Participants also learnt to appreciate the values and impact of conducting research responsibly; they also identified the negative consequences of research misconduct and irresponsible conduct of research; and they also identified the best practices, principles and guidelines on conducting research responsibly.
Participants comprising researchers and young academic leaders engaged in active learning pedagogy, whereby workshop content was delivered with methods such as case studies, team-based learning, peer-instruction and role-play. This interactive mode of learning will ensure a comprehensive and holistic dialogue on research ethics coupled with robust interdisciplinary discourse on ethical reflexivity will be carried out.
The Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) established the YSN-ASM RCR Programme in 2015 to promote a culture of research integrity amongst all researchers in Malaysia. The goal of this programme is to foster a culture of research integrity in the Malaysian research ecosystem.