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A*Star, three universities pledge to abide by unified research integrity code

SIX years after the Singapore Statement of Research Integrity (SSRI) was issued, A*Star (Agency for Science Technology and Research), National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore University of Technology and Design have issued a joint statement that outlines a unified set of standards for research publications.

The SSRI, issued in 2010, aimed to develop unified codes of conduct and policies that would further greater research integrity worldwide.

Said Lim Chuan Poh, chairman of A*Star: "A robust culture of research integrity and ethics is critical for Singapore to succeed in its ambition to become Asia's innovation capital. Research is a global undertaking, therefore it is crucial to inculcate the values of research integrity and develop shared practices among research communities."

The above four organisations are currently in discussion with other institutes of higher learning and grant administrating bodies on further adoption of and commitment to a Singapore-wide statement.

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