Research information systems and ethics relating to open science

Joachim Schöpfel, Otmane Azeroual, Pablo de Castro

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    Current research information systems (CRIS) evaluate research performance and are intended to contribute to the continuous improvement of research. Based on former research on the ethical dimensions of CRIS, our paper presents the results of a survey with a small sample of representatives of ethics committees from different European countries on ethical aspects of CRIS. Ethics committees and experts are rarely associated with CRIS-related projects. However, their opinion on ethical indicators and the implementation and use of a CRIS is undoubtedly essential for the future development and management of these systems. Against this background, our purpose is to provide a deeper understanding of the ethical aspects in the field of research information management, to show how CRIS represent ethical dimensions of scientific research and to suggest some adjustment of their development, implementation and use.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)36-46
    Number of pages11
    JournalProcedia Computer Science
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2022


    • current research information systems (CRIS)
    • CRIS
    • research information management
    • research ethics
    • research integrity
    • research infrastructures
    • ethics committees
    • infraethics


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