Doing research

Last updated 14.9.2023

Doing research.

Research integrity is part of the researcher’s professional skills. Responsible conduct of research is self-regulation of the scientific community. However, the limits of research work are set out by legislation. An open science culture promotes science and the impact of science.

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Allegations of research misconduct are investigated in the research organisation.


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Occupational codes or other ethical guidelines work in addition to TENK's guidelines.


The Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK has created a network of Research Integrity Advisers.


The online course Open Science gives researchers an introduction to ways in which science can be conducted more openly.