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Office of Scientific Integrity at IMBB

IMBB-FORTH is committed to promote the highest standards of scientific integrity and transparency in research. To this end we have set up the Office of Scientific Integrity at IMBB, whose operation complements the work of FORTH Ethics Committee.

The mission of the FORTH Ethics Committee is to provide ethical assurances and monitor the ethical issues of all research projects carried out at the Centre. FORTH Ethics Committee checks and verifies that the research is conducted in compliance with the rules of the Code of Conduct for Research at FORTH and provides recommendation to the FORTH Governing Council.

The mission of the Office of Scientific Integrity at IMBB is to maintain high level of scientific integrity with clear guidelines to all personnel. Focus is on the fundamental ethical principles of the Code of Conduct for Research at FORTH (Reliability; Honesty; Respect; Accountability) and related good practices in the context of Research Environment, Training, Supervision and Mentoring, Research Procedures, Safeguarding, Collaborative Working, Publication and Dissemination, Reviewing, Evaluating and Editing. It also organizes regular Training events (seminars, webinars) to disseminate good practices of scientific integrity in research.

Another key mandate of the Office of Scientific Integrity is to create and maintain an optimal environment in which everyone feels safe to address potential issues of scientific integrity. Any person may report situations that she/he considers to fulfil partly or entirely the term “violation” of any article of the Code of Conduct for Research at FORTH, by contacting the Office of Scientific Integrity. Each allegation is investigated and treated confidentially. When needed, the Office of Scientific Integrity assigns an Ombudsman to investigate and resolve grievances or concerns raised with respect to violations of research integrity (e.g. harassment, scientific misconduct, unequal treatment, lack of recognition etc). The Ombudsman makes every effort to facilitate conflict resolution and reports the outcome of his actions to the Office of Scientific Integrity.

For contacting the Office of Scientific Integrity at IMBB send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively you can contact any of the members directly using the contact details below. You can also leave a printed/hand written letter in a sealed envelope in the mailbox of the IMBB secretariat (FORTH main building); in this case it should be addressed to “Office of Scientific Integrity”. 

Policy documents

Code of Conduct for Research at FORTH 1) in Greek and 2) in English.
3) European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (ALLEA Document)
4) FORTH Ethics Committee in Greek
5) The European Charter for Researchers. The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

6) Νόμος 4808/2021
ΦΕΚ Α 101/2021
ΚΥΡΩΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΣΥΜΒΑΣΗΣ 190 ΤΗΣ ΔΙΕΘΝΟΥΣ ΟΡΓΑΝΩΣΗΣ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΑΣ
«ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΕΞΑΛΕΙΨΗ ΤΗΣ ΒΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΣ ΠΑΡΕΝΟΧΛΗΣΗΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΚΟΣΜΟ ΤΗΣ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΑΣ»

Σελίδα 7964 Μέρος Ι Κύρωση της σύβασης 190 της Διεθνούς Οργάνωσης Εργασίας για την παρενόχληση και την βία στην εργασία
Σελίδα 7968 Η αγγλική απόδοση του κειμένου Convention “Concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work”
Σελίδα 7972 Μέρος ΙΙ Υιοθέτηση μέτρον και ρυθμίσεις για την παρενόχληση και την βία στην εργασία

Law 4808/2021 (in Greek)
Convention 190 from the International Labour Organization “Concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work” is codified in Greek law 4808/2021
On page 7968 you can find the English version of the Convention

News Feed

31.03.2022 - Συνάντηση της Επιτροπής Επιστημονικής Ακεραιότητας του ΙΜΒΒ με το προσωπικό στις 31 Μαρτίου 2022. Εδώ μπορείτε να βρείτε την παρουσίαση

17.02.2022 - OSI meeting with IMBB post-doctoral researchers 17 February 2022. A recording of the presentation of OSI is found here and the presentation here

24.09.2021 - Interesting new paper on publishing ethics in the new communication environment:
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/15/e1912444117

22.07.2021 - Interesting new paper from:
https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/publications/associate-editor-support-centre/partners-external-resources/

The current members are:

Kriton Kalantidis
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tel: +30-2810-394435
Inga Siden-Kiamos
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tel: +30-2810-391118
Paraskevi Papakosta
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tel: +30-2810-394564
Zacharenia Vlata
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tel: +30-2810-391821