APRI Network Meeting 2018
University System of Taiwan
The University System of Taiwan (UST) is a consortium of four top research universities in Taiwan, namely National Central University, National Chiao Tung University, National Tsing Hua University and National Yang-Ming University. These four universities complement each other in academic disciplines and research strengths. Furthermore, they are structurally compatible in size, while enjoying regional proximity and recognized academic excellence in research.
The main goal of the UST is to share resources, enhance teaching quality, and integrate research strengths among its member universities. To strengthen integrity and research ethics and to defend the universal principles of science, the UST Honor and Trust Chairs were established in 2008 and a UST Office of Research Integrity in 2017. The chair professors initiated a series of activities to promote research integrity education, including a “Basic Science Research Ethics Course”, translating and editing a “Research Ethics Teaching Manual”, conducting a “Research Ethics Seed Faculty Research Camp”, and “Research Ethics Seminar”, etc. Furthermore, National Chiao Tung University, a UST member university, established an on-line course on research ethics. Up to now, more than 40,000 graduate students from 44 universities in Taiwan have participated in the online course.
UC San Diego
The UC San Diego Research Ethics Program (REP) was founded in 1997. The REP is a campus resource to identify and address ethical challenges intrinsic to academic scholarship; foster learning about research ethics; and meet federal funding requirements for education in research ethics. It has served as a base not only for the University’s needs in research integrity, but is now recognized as one of the leading centers for research integrity in the world.