Currently, Brazil is facing political and economic hurdles that have posed additional challenges for its educational, scientific and technological systems. Funding for research and development is among these. However, despite these challenges, some priorities that continue to guide Brazil’s scientific endeavours and science policy include fostering a culture of research ethics and integrity at the country’s universities and research centers.

The Brazilian Meeting on Research Integrity, Science and Publication Ethics (BRISPE) has stimulated Brazilian institutions to address research integrity since 2010, ( With increasing engagement of Brazilian mentors, editors and funders, the BRISPE ( has helped to foster a culture of research ethics and integrity in Brazil (, and the meeting is now in its fourth edition. The IV BRISPE will be held on November 17-18, 2016, at the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) and aims to strengthen the role Brazil has played locally and also globally in conversations about the responsible conduct of research. These conversations have increasingly been framed by issues related to science and society, public trust in research results, debates over the reliability of the research record, and over gradual changes in the communication and reward systems of science. The IV BRISPE thus invites the participation of researchers, university students, editors, funders, educators, policymakers, and all of those interested in the research enterprise. The theme of this fourth edition of the meeting is "Research Integrity: The Role of Mentors, Editors and Funders". [Portuguese Version]





Sonia Vasconcelos, Associate Professor at the Science Education Program (PEGeD)/Institute of Medical Biochemistry Leopoldo de Meis (IBqM); Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee for Research Ethics (CTEP)/UFRJ. Chair of the IV BRISPE.
Edson Watanabe, Professor at the Electric Engineering Program, PEE/COPPE; Director of COPPE/UFRJ. Co-Chair of the IV BRISPE.
Adalberto Vieyra, Emeritus Professor at the Carlos Chagas IBCCF/UFRJ; Area Coordinator - Biological Sciences  II - of  the  Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel - CAPES.
André Pinto, Researcher at the Brazilian Center for Physics Research (CBPF); Former Vice-President for Materials of the Brazilian Society for Microscopy and Microanalysis (SBMM).
Carla Bonan, Professor at the School of Biosciences of the Pontifical University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS); Director of Research in the Vice-President’s Office for Research and Graduate Studies, PUCRS.
Charles Pessanha, Professor at the Political Sciences Department (DCP)/IFCS/UFRJ; Former President of the Council of Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (ABEC).
Claude Pirmez, Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Medical Research Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ); Former Vice-President for Research and Reference Laboratories, FIOCRUZ.
Francisco Prosdocimi, Associate Professor in the Molecular Biology Biotechnology Program, IBqM/UFRJ
Hatisaburo Masuda, Emeritus Professor in the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Program, IBqM/UFRJ; Coordinator of PEGeD/IBqM/UFRJ.
José Carlos Pinto, Professor in the Chemical Engineering Program, PEQ/COPPE; Director of the Technological Park at UFRJ.
José Roberto Lapa, Professor at the Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital/UFRJ; Coordinator of the Medical Clinics Graduate Program/UFRJ).
Luiz Henrique Lopes dos Santos, Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo (USP) and a researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning. Dr. Santos is Coordinator of Humanities for the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
Marisa Palácios, Associate Professor at the Institute for Collective Health, IESC/UFRJ; Chair of CTEP/UFRJ.
Marisa Russo Lecointre, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Humanities of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP).
Martha Sorenson, Associate Professor (retired) at the Biochemistry and Cell Biology Program, IBqM/UFRJ; Coordinator of the Subcommittee for Research Integrity of CTEP/UFRJ.
Ricardo Bacelar, Professor of International Law at the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR). Former Vice-President of the Brazilian Order of Lawyers in Ceará state (OAB-CE); Member of the Federal Council of OAB.
Rosemary Shinkai, Associate Professor at the School of Dentistry of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS); Coordinator of International Relations, PUCRS.


Albenones J. de Mesquita, Scientific Director of The Foundation for Research Support in the State of Goiás (FAPEG); Former Professor, and now Collaborator, at the Federal University of Goiás (Veterinary Medicine Department),
Ana Marusic, Professor, University of Split School of Medicne,Croatia; the founder of the Croatian branch of the Cochrane Collaboration; Former President of the World Association of Medical Editors and Council of Science Editors,
Cláudia Coeli, Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Institute for Collective Health, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ); Editor in Chief of Cadernos de Saúde Púbica [Reports in Publc Health],
Ivan Oransky, Co-founder of Retraction Watch; Vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today and of the Association of Health Care Journalists,
Lex Bouter, Emeritus Professor, Research Methodology, VU Medical Center, University Amsterdam; Former Rector Magnificus of VU University Amsterdam, Local chair for the 5th World Conference on Research Integrity,
Luiz Davidovich, Professor, Institute of Physics, UFRJ; President of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences,
Mark Frankel, Director, Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science -AAAS,
Michael Kalichman, Professor, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Director of the UCSD Research Ethics Program,, co-founder and co-director of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology ( for the San Diego region, (
Miguel Roig, Professor, Department of Psychology, St. John's University,
Nicholas Steneck, Director, Research Ethics and Integrity Program, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, University of Michigan; co-founder of the World Conferences on Research Integrity,
Penny Moody-Corbett, Senior Associate Dean, Lakehead University Associate Dean, Research, Canada; Member of the Ethics Committee of the International Union of Physiological Sciences,
Tony Mayer, Europe Representative for Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; The Treasurer and a Governing Board member of EuroScience; Co-founder of the World Conferences on Research Integrity,


Maria Clorinda Soares Fioravanti – Professor in the Graduate Program for Animal Science; Vice-President for Research and Innovation. Local Chair of the IV BRISPE.
Sheila Araujo Teles – Professor at the Nursing Faculty; Director of Research – Vice President´s Office for Research and Innovation. Local Co-Chair of the IV BRISPE.
Claci Fatima Weirich Rosso – Professor at the Nursing Faculty; Vice-President for Extension and Culture.
Fabiana de Souza Fredrigo – Professor in the Graduate Program of History; Coordinator of Graduate Programs - Vice President's Office for Graduate Courses.
Lawrence Gonzaga Lopes – Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry; Coordinator for Training Programs - Vice-President´s Office for Undergraduate Courses.
Luis Maurício Bini – Professor in the Ecology Department/ Biological Sciences Institute.
Márcia Zebina Araujo Silva – Professor in the Philosophy Graduate Program/Philosophy Faculty.
Tatiana Duque Martins – Professor at the Chemistry Institute; President of the Committee for Academic Integrity.

Confirmed Speakers

Alexander Kellner – PhD, Professor of the Graduate Program in Zoology from the National Museum/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He organized several expeditions in different parts of the world such as Antarctica, the Atacama Desert in Chile, Montana, USA, Patagonia, Argentina and the Kerman region of Iran. He participated in the organization of numerous scientific events, highlighting the first symposium on pterosaurs, held at the American Museum of Natural History (New York) in 1996 and the 31th International Geological Congress, held in Brazil in 2000. He was named Honorary Member of the New York Paleontological Society, Honorary Member of la Sociedad Paleontological de Chile (Santiago) and Associate Researcher at the Palaeontology Division of the American Museum of Natural History (New York) and at the Institute for Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (Beijing, China). Dr. Kellner has taken part in several initiatives to improve science communication and the public understanding of science. He is editor-in-chief of the Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

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Daniele Fanelli – PhD, is Senior Research Scientist at METRICS - Meta-Research Innovation Center, Stanford University. He is one of the first natural scientists who specialized in the study of scientific misconduct, bias and related issues, and has produced some of the largest studies assessing the prevalence of bias across disciplines and countries. His work and opinions are regularly cited in the popular press. Daniele has been involved at various levels with international conferences and initiatives on research integrity. Most recently he became a member of the Research Ethics and Bioethics Advisory Committee of CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy), for which he developed the research integrity guidelines and currently chairs the research misconduct subcommittee. He previously worked at the University of Edinburgh, University of Leuven, London School of Economics, and University of Montreal.

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Ivan Oransky – MD, the vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today, has taught medical reporting in the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program since 2002. He is co-founder of Retraction Watch, a site that reports on scientific integrity, fraud, and other issues. The site, now funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, has been called “one of the best innovations in science in recent years” by the former editor in chief of the British Medical Journal.Ivan previously was executive editor of Reuters Health and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. A 2012 TEDMED speaker, he is the recipient of the 2015 John P. McGovern Medal for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers Association. Ivan, who holds an appointment at the School of Medicine as a clinical assistant professor of medicine, has also taught at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and has written for publications from Nature to the New York Times. As of October 2013, he serves as vice president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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Miguel Roig – Ph.D is a professor of psychology at the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University. He became interested in the problem of plagiarism in the mid 1990s when he first explored the topic within the context of academic dishonesty. That work led him to expand his examination of plagiarism and of other unethical writing and publication practices in the sciences and in other areas of scholarship. Miguel has lectured widely on these topics, has consulted as a subject matter expert in a number of legal cases and has also written instructional resources on avoiding plagiarism for the US Office of Research Integrity and for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative. He currently serves on a number of journal editorial boards and is also a member of the board of directors for the Center for Scientific Integrity, the parent organization of Retraction Watch.

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  • Deadline for abstracts submission: Now closed.

The IV Brazilian Meeting on Research Integrity, Science and Publication Ethics (IV BRISPE) invited proposals for oral presentations (15 min) and posters associated with the theme of the event: "Research Integrity: The Role of Mentors, Editors and Funders”.

The sections were the following:

[Research and Education Section]

Abstracts directly or indirectly related to this theme are welcome and may encompass issues related to research integrity, such as graduate and postdoctoral training; research assessment systems; peer and post-publication review; conflicts of interest in review systems (at large); mentoring and research reliability; publication ethics; correction of the literature; and the responsible conduct of research in proposing and communicating science to peers and to the public.

[Science Policy Section]

For this section, abstracts on the following focal issues are of interest to the IV BRISPE (other topics may be considered by the committee): research and decision-making by funders and national initiatives to foster responsible research.

For an accepted work to be included in the Program, at least one of the authors must be a paid registrant. [Portuguese Version]

The Program will be available by September 30.


Posters should be mounted in the poster area on Thursday morning (Nov 17). Your poster should be on display from Thursday afternoon (Nov 17) through Friday afternoon (Nov 18).

For fixing posters to boards, tape or pins will be provided by the event staff. Dimensions should not exceed 36” (91 cm) wide x 46” (117 cm) high.

Posters will be evaluated for "Best Poster" prizes in the afternoon coffee break on Nov 18. One of the co-authors should be at the poster during this evaluation.

Posters not attended by an author at this time will not be considered by the poster committee.

Results will be announced at the closing ceremony!


The IV Brazilian Meeting on Research Integrity, Science and Publication Ethics is pleased to announce that three Posters will be chosen for Prizes at the meeting.

Each Prize will consist of a cash award and a certificate. For first place - R$ 1,000; for second, R$ 700, and for third, R$ 500.


Posters should feature original contributions to research on research integrity (RI), RI education, and/or RI policy;

Candidates should be affiliated with universities or research centers.


The poster session committee will vote for a maximum of three posters, according to the following criteria:

1- The work offers great insight into and/or is an original contribution to research on research integrity (RI), RI education or RI policy.

2- The poster is of high quality (in terms of design, layout and format).

The prizes will be assigned to the three highest-scoring posters.

In case of a tie, the poster session committee may decide on a joint award.

Results will be announced on Nov 18.


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Thursday Nov 17, 2016

8:00-9:00 REGISTRATION OPEN Main Conference Room
11:00-11:45 PLENARY I: Alexander Kellner, Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences
11:45-12:30 PLENARY II: Daniele Fanelli, Meta-Research Innovation Center, Stanford University.
12:30-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-17:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Oral Presentations)
(Concurrent Session A) Research Integrity Research or Education
Chairs: Sheila Telles; Sonia Vasconcelos; Edson Watanabe; Martha Sorenson

The Struggles of Working in Multidisciplinary Teams: Researchers’ Opinions on Authorship and Publication Ethics Master Z1, Smith E2, Campo-Engelstein L1, Resnik DB3, Midura D1, Larivière V4, Williams-Jones B5 - 1Albany Medical College - Alden March Bioethics Institute, 2University of Montreal - Bioethics Program, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, 3National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 4University of Montreal - School of Library and Information Science, 5University of Montreal - Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
Implementation of Scientific Integrity Committee of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz /Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - experiences and challenges: looking to the future and the clues to the development of science with social responsibility Cassimiro MC1 - 1Fundação Oswaldo Cruz | Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Scientific Integrity Committee of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz | Oswaldo Cruz Fundation
The open licensing paradigm: the case of Creative Commons for science journals Furnvival AC1, Gracioso LS1, Silva MDP2 - 1Universidade Federal de São Carlos - Ciência da Informação e Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciência, Tecnologia e Sociedade, 2Universidade Federal de São Carlos - Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciência, Tecnologia e Sociedade
Honor Codes: An Ex-Ante Approach to Reducing Plagiarism Litto FM1 - 1School of Communications & Arts, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Coalition for Responsible Publication Resources (CRPR) – An Industry Update Samulack D1 - 1Editage/Cactus Communications - US Operations
Scientific integrity: revisiting the concept Carvalho AS1, Patrão Neves MC2, Araújo J3, Cassimiro MC4 - 1Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Instituto de Bioética - Coordinator of Office of Ethical Evaluation and Science Integrity in Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, 2Professor of Philosophy (Ethics and Philosophical Anthropology) at the University of the Azores (Portugal) - Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Instituto de Bioética | Expert for ethics evaluation of the European Commission and UNESCO, 3Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Instituto de Bioética - Member of Office of Ethical Evaluation and Science Integrity in Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology | Member of the Scientific Integrity Committee at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 4Fundação Oswaldo Cruz | Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Bioethics, Portuguese Catholic University | Coordinator of the Scientific Integrity Committee at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
A dinâmica atual de correção da literatura científica soma-se aos desafios de jornalistas científicos para a comunicação responsável da ciência: Insights de um projeto em curso Vasconcelos SMR1, Liskauskas S2 - 1Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Instituto de Bioquímica Médica, 2Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Instituto de Bioquímica Médica
Managing or Maintaining Bias? Examining the Institutionalisation of Conflicts of Interest in Medical Journal Publishing Hendrick R
Éticas e integridade em pesquisa: o papel das Comissões e Comitês de Ética na regulação e proteção da pesquisa científica na UFF. Kant de Lima R1, Bourguignon SC1, Mota FR1, Falcão HG2 - 1Universidade Federal Fluminense - PROPPI, 2Universidade Federal Fluminense - PPGA
The detection of plagiarism and self-plagiarism in the articles submitted to the journals of the Federal University of Goiás Amaral JC1, Quintela AC1 - 1Universidade Federal de Goiás - Centro Editorial e Gráfico
The Role of Research Ethics Committees in Fostering the Responsible Conduct of Research after Protocols’ Approval: A Perspective from a Brazilian Committee Schtscherbyna A1, Palma A1, Vasconcelos SMR1,2, Guimarães CA1 - 1Research Ethics Committee, Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), 2Science Education Program/Institute of Medical Biochemistry Leopoldo de Meis (UFRJ)
An Institutional Approach to Research Integrity at a Federal University in Brazil: Lessons Learned Vasconcelos SMR, Foguel D, Watanabe EH, Almeida RMVR, Palma A, Rosa MC, Lapa e Silva JR, Sorenson MM1 - 1Committee on Research Integrity (CRI)/ the Advisory Council for Research Ethics (CTEP)/UFRJ; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
(Concurrent Session B)
Miscellaneous: Research Integrity Research and Education & Research Integrity and Science Policy
Chairs: Clorinda Fioravanti; Tatiana Duque Martins; Marisa Russo; José R Lapa e Silva

Schedule and Presenters for Concurrent Session B:

Proposta para promoção da cultura de integridade na pesquisa no Instituto Adolfo Lutz, São Paulo, Brasil, 2016 Machado BC1,2, Vicentini AP1,2, Almodóvar AAB1,2, Catarino RM1,2, Caiaffa Filho HH2,3 - 1Grupo de Estudo de Integridade na Pesquisa - IAL, 2Instituto Adolfo Lutz, 3Diretor Geral do IAL
Editors of SciELO Brazil: What is their familiarity with misconduct practices in science? Damasio E1,2, Leta J3 - 1State University of Maringá - Mathematics Department Library, 2Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Information Sciences Program, 3Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Science Education Program of the Medical Biochemistry Institute
Research Integrity, Research Misconduct, and the Role of Mentors: Insights from an Analysis of Closed Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Case Files Tamot R1, Arsenieva D, Wright DE2 - 1U.S. Office of Research Integrity - Department of Health and Human Services, 2Michigan State University - Department of Community Sustainability
Posicionamentos Éticos na História das Políticas Editoriais da Editora UFG Quintela AC1 - 1Universidade Federal de Goiás - Centro Editorial e Gráfico
Digital Curation: Research Data Sustainable Use in the Brazilian Scenario Rezende LVR1, Cruz-Riascos S2 - 1Universidade Federal de Goiás - Faculdade de Informação e Comunicação, 2Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - Departamento de Ciência da Informação
Relations between Integrity and Transparency in scientific research Abreu A1,2 - 1UFSCar, 2LABEURB/UNICAMP
O Papel da Esfera Política e da Mídia na Promoção da Integridade em Pesquisa Russo M1 - 1UNIFESP - FILOSOFIA
Construção e Validação de Instrumento para Mensuração da Sensibilidade Moral de Profissionais Envolvidos em Pesquisas com Humanos Camacho PG1, Palácios M2 - 1HOSPITAL FEDERAL DOS SERVIDORES DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO - ONCOLOGIA CLÍNICA, 2UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
Scientific Integrity and scientific misconduct: behaviour and conducts between undergraduate students of health sciences Silva NRA1, Novaes MRCG1, Guilhem D2 - 1University of Brasilia. College of Health Sciences. - Graduate Programme of Health Sciences, 2University of Brasilia. College of Health Sciences. - Graduate Programme of Health Sciences. Graduate Programme of Nursing.
Integrity and education - fostering the culture of good practices in research Araujo HSS1, Abreu A1 - 1Federal University of Sao Carlos
Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS)-Mozambique Workshop on Integrity in and Responsible Conduct in Collaborative HIV Research Heitman E1, Enosse S2, Moon T3 - 1Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Nashville, TN, USA;, 2Instituto Nacional de Saúde, Directório do Ensino, Informação e Comunicação, Maputo, Mozambique;, 3Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, Nashville, TN, USA
16:30 - 17:00 COFFEE BREAK
17:00 – 19:00 RAP SESSIONS
RAP SESSION 1 - Ethical Issues in MENTOR- MENTEE interactions
RAP SESSION 2 – Ethical Issues in AUTHOR- PEER REVIEW interactions
RAP SESSION 3 – Ethical Issues in RESEARCHER-FUNDER interactions
19:00 – 21:00 COCKTAIL

Friday, Day 2, Nov 18, 2016

8:00-9:00 REGISTRATION OPEN Main Conference Room
9:30-10:15 PLENARY III: Miguel Roig, St. John´s University (Presentation + Discussion)
12:30-14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 16:45 COURSE – PART 1: PUBLICATION ETHICS AND TRENDS IN THE CORRECTION OF THE LITERATURE – Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch and New York University
17:15 – 18:30 COURSE – PART 2: PUBLICATION ETHICS AND TRENDS IN THE CORRECTION OF THE LTERATURE - Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch and New York University
18:30 – 19:00 CLOSING CEREMONY Main Conference Room

5WCRI 2017

5th World Conference on Research Integrity, Netherlands, 2017,


The IV BRISPE is pleased to announce some travel grants.


Only graduate students ["alunos de pós-graduação"] or post-docs attending the course "Publication Ethics and Trends in the Correction of the Literature".

The grants are exclusively for registration and covering national flights. Accommodation is not included. Reimbursement for flight tickets already purchased will not be possible.

Applications should be made by October 24. Applicants should send the following material to

One-page double-spaced letter (Times New Roman 12) stating the applicant's interest in attending the course and its relevance to his/her academic career/plans. The link to the CV Lattes must be included. The letter must be signed by the applicant and his/her supervisor.

The letter should be in English, as Advisory Committee members from abroad will participate in the selection process.

Results will be available on October 29. Applicants will be notified of the results via email.


Eventus Planejamento e Organização

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