Scientific Integrity

9. Dezember 2021, via Zoom

The German Commission for UNESCO, in cooperation with UNESCO's sectors for the Natural as well as Social and Human Sciences, hosts a global digital exchange of ideas and experiences on Scientific Integrity for stakeholders from UNESCO-related networks and science policy.

Date, Time: 9 December 2021, 12:00-17:00 CET

Working languages: English and French (interpretation available)

Participation: by invitation only. For any inquiries, please contact @email

Registration at:

Flyer as PDF (English/French): link

Programme as PDF (English/French): link


The importance of scientific quality assurance is a key lesson from the Covid-19 pandemic – in addition to the importance of Open Science. Any falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism has serious implications for the trust in science. Ensuring scientific integrity assures the quality, validity and reliability of the scientific results and ensures legitimising the resources that societies invest in science. Scientific quality assurance and thus, ensuring Scientific Integrity, is necessary in the entire scientific process: from setting the agenda to the study design, from collection and processing of data to the publication and interpretation of results.  It touches upon ethical as well as technical questions. 

Thus, by this digital meeting, UNESCO and the German Commission for UNESCO would like to complement the achievements already made in the formulation of the UNESCO Open Science recommendation adopted on 23 November 2021; building as well on the 2017 UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers.

Donnerstag, 9. Dezember 2021

12:00 – 12:05


13:50 – 14:00

Short reports from break-out sessions

14:00 – 14:15

Health Break

15:15 – 15:25

Short reports from break-out sessions

15:25 – 15:40

Health Break

16:35 – 16:45

Short reports from break-out sessions