Informing about the development, President of the Group, Steven Inchcoombe, told TOI that India currently is at an important space in the research lifecycle and it is important to understand the needs for standards and practices to follow in the field.
“India now is at No.3 after China and USA when it comes to research publication in the fields of science and technology. It is high time to know the things that need to be done to speed up the research work. In this, the integrity survey will help,” he said.
Inchcoombe, who was in the city to attend the Springer Nature India Research Conclave, which is being organized here in collaboration with the Ministry of Education further said that any institute of any stature can be a part of this survey to learn things in the research field.
“The survey will determine the scale of training on research integrity and good research practices provided to researchers, including how it is provided, who provides it, and with what frequency. It will help understand the perceived need and quality of such training,” Steven said.
The survey, which will remain open till mid-September, will be a collaborative endeavour between National Academy of Sciences, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory and other renowned educational institutions in India.
“Interdisciplinary approach from the sector is needed to make the information and research work accessible, which always needs to be presented in the right way. We look forward to the collaboration with the government of India in this initiative,” Inchcoombe said.