Misconduct in Good Scientific Practice at the University of Turku

In the Finnish universities, there have been very little misconducts in good scientific practice. Misconduct in good scientific practice includes disregard and lack of care in conducting the research and in recording and reporting the research results as well as fraud in science. The researcher commits a fraud in science if he or she fabricates or misrepresents research results or misappropriates and plagiarises other people’s work

Handling Suspected Misconducts in Good Scientific Practice

A written notification about a suspected misconduct in good scientific practice is sent to the Rector. The suspected misconduct is handled according to the procedures issued by the National Advisory Board on Research Ethics in Finland.

Research Integrity Advisors

The Research Integrity Advisors of the University of Turku offer confidential and impartial guidance for the University staff on different kinds of problematic situations related to research integrity. The staff can ask for their advice both as a precaution and when suspecting misconduct.

The Research Integrity Advisors of the University of Turku are Senior Researcher Marko Ahteensuu, Professor Jyrki Korkeila, Senior Adviser Hanna Lagström and Postdoctoral Researcher Helena Siipi. They offer confidential and impartial guidance for the University staff on different kinds of problematic situations related to research integrity. The staff can ask for their advice both as a precaution and when suspecting misconduct. The Research Integrity Advisors have been trained by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and they carry out the tasks in addition to their regular responsibilities.

The Research Integrity Advisors offer advice to researchers from all the faculties. You can meet them personally or contact them by email or phone. However, the first contact should be made by email.