STM Research Integrity Master Class

December 7, 2022, London

Join us to learn more about the latest trends in research integrity, interact with the STM Integrity Hub, and help us shape the future of how we advance trusted research in our Research Integrity Master Class.

What’s this?

An immersion into the latest trends, approaches, and innovations in research integrity. This live master class is part of STM Week in London — being held at the Congress Centre.

What to expect?

A master class led by experts and powered by colleagues in a collaborative, hands-on format. Here, you will:

  • Learn about the latest trends in research integrity
  • Gain insights into today’s leading threats such as paper mills, image manipulation, and simultaneous submissions — and what you can be doing to tackle them
  • Explore the latest tools and innovations designed to detect fraudulent manuscripts; hear tips and tricks from experts
  • Interact with the STM Integrity Hub — testing tools and prototypes developed over the last few months
  • Help us shape the future of research integrity; by joining in to discuss the strategy and priorities for the Hub in 2023 and beyond with the people overseeing its development.

Who attends?

Individuals who share a commitment to research integrity and are involved in integrity activities on a daily basis — research integrity managers, publishers, publishing directors, and others. *

Expert-led prep series

Research integrity is a rapidly evolving, complex field. To make the most of this class, we’re offering a Research Integrity prep webinar, to be held virtually on Tuesday 29th November 8 am - 9 am US EST, 13:00 - 14:00 pm GMT, 14:00 - 15:00 pm CET

Global experts (Elisabeth Bik, Jennifer Byrne and Jana Christopher) will lend their experience, insights, and approaches in ways that will foster understanding on a fundamental level, in advance of the master class.

Help us advance trusted science collectively, innovatively, and effectively.

Provisional Programme


Registration, breakfast & networking


Welcome & progress update STM Integrity Hub
Joris van Rossum, Director of Research Integrity, STM

Ivo Verbeek, Director, Appetence & Yuri Vorontsov, Head of Technology, Appetence 


Mass retractions: experiences & lessons learned.
Several publishers have been forced to retract large numbers of papers once paper mills were discovered as the source behind these articles. Learn from the experts that were involved in these retractions on obstacles experienced, and lessons learned.

Kim Eggleton, Head of Peer Review and Research Integrity at IOPP

Tim Kersjes, Research Integrity Manager at Springer Nature

Elizabeth Moylan, Senior Manager, Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics, Wiley


Lightning talks. Providers of integrity screening tools present their services in short talks

Proofig, ImageTwin, Imachek, Figcheck


Lunch and networking


An update from COPE:
Guidelines and processes for dealing with integrity issues e.g. paper mills/systematic manipulation, duplicate submissions, retractions, communication with institutions

Matt Hodgkinson, Research Integrity Manager, UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO)


Workshop exchanging the latest experiences with paper mills
To include break-out sessions.


Refreshment break & networking


Sharing experiences in dealing with image screening
Both manually and using tools. Publishers sharing experiences. STM gives an overview of available tools

Erica Wilfong Boxheimer, Senior Research Integrity Adviser, Springer Nature

Atul Udgata, Research Integrity Manager, Taylor & Francis


Blue sky thinking session: what other things can we do to protect research integrity

In this session, we will go beyond the content of the manuscript and the submission process to explore what other things we can do to foster Research Integrity – and with whom!

This session will be kicked-off by a presentation by Matt Hodgkinson. Research Integrity Manager, UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO)                 

To include break-out sessions.

17:00 - 18:00

Drinks reception

Program Committee:
Joris van Rossum
, Director of Research Integrity, STM

IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, SVP Research Integrity, Elsevier
Tony Alves, Senior Vice President, HighWire Press
Nicola Nugent, Publishing Manager, Quality and Ethics, Royal Society of Chemistry

(*) Please note that in light of its confidential nature, STM holds the right to limit access to this event.

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Registration fees do not include insurance. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.