STM Week Innovations Seminar 2021

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Tools for Trust; new standards and innovations for Research Integrity

Publishers as stewards of Research Integrity are strong promotors of Open Science in their role to advance trusted research. In order to ensure and vet the integrity of research, it is important that all stakeholders in scholarly communications work closely together. Today’s program will shed light on new initiatives to ensure research integrity in peer review, the sharing of data, in clear retraction policies and in the detection of image manipulation.

At the end of the day, please join the flash talks by 5 start-up companies, each nominated for the Vesalius Innovations Award by Karger Publishers in close cooperation with STM. The Award is for a promising innovation in medical publishing and health care.

Managed by Eefke Smit, Director of Standards and Technology, STM and
Joris van Rossum, Director of Research Integrity, STM

9:00 CET/ 14:00 GMT/ 15:00 CEST

Opening and Welcome by IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, chair of STM’s Standards and Technology & Future Lab Executive Committee

9:10 CET/ 14:10 GMT/ 15:10 CEST

Opening Keynote: From The Trenches, how journal editors deal with Research Integrity

Prof. Ana Marusic, MD, PhD, Co-Editor in Chief, Journal of Global Health, Co-Chair, Cochrane Scientific Committee, Council Member, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Prof. Marusic explains from her perspective as an experienced journal editor, her viewpoint on what it means to act as a steward for research integrity on a day-to-day basis when selecting manuscripts. What are the roles and actions that journals and publishers can take!

9:40 CET/ 14:40 GMT/ 15:40 CEST

Recommended Practice: how to spot and avoid Image Alterations and Manipulations

An STM Working Group on this topic is ready to present its recommendations. Illustrated by video examples.

9:55 CET/ 14:55 GMT/ 15:55 CEST


10:10 CET/ 15:10 GMT/ 16:10 CEST

How to reverse the inadvertent spreading of retracted Science?

Jodi Schneider, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on the Sloan funded RISRS-project

10:30 CET/ 15:30 GMT/ 16:30 CEST  

Panel: Retraction Policies – recommendations for journal publishers

STM members discuss in a panel how publishers can help make retraction policies clearer, more transparent and more accountable, names TBA soon

10:50 CET/ 15:50 GMT/ 16:50 CEST 


11:10 CET/ 16:10 GMT/ 17:10 CEST  

Vesalius Innovations Shortlist presentations and Award Ceremony, by Karger in collaboration with STM

The nominees for the annual award, organised by Karger Publishers in collaboration with STM, will pitch their dotcoms in short Start-ups Flash Talks – help the jury decide who deserves to be the winner. The shortlist of nominees were carefully selected for their valuable contribution to better scholarly communications in medical publishing and health care.

11:40 CET/  16:40 GMT/ 17:40 CEST  

Award Ceremony for the winners of the Vesalius Innovations Award

The winner of the Vesalius Innovations Award will be presented by the international jury members.

11:55 CET/  16:55 GMT/ 17:55 CEST  

Close by IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, chair of the STM STEC and Future Lab


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