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.


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