The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging for our everyday lives. In these times it is important to ensure that research ethics and research integrity standards remain in rapidly developing research projects and publications to the COVID-19 pandemic, on a pan European level. Therefore, the three ENERI networks, EUREC, ENRIO, and ALLEA, published COVID-19 statements.
EUREC focused on clinical research and the question of how ethical standards can remain during the pandemic. ENRIO published a statement on research integrity rules in the crisis and ALLEA compiled a series of key resources in order to facilitate the exchange of information on existing initiatives related to the coronavirus.
- Position of EUREC on the Responsibility of Research Ethics Committees during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- ENRIO Statement: Research integrity even more important for research during a pandemic
- ALLEA: How can European academies support fight against COVID-19
ALLEA is also a consortium member of the Horizon 2020 funded SAPEA project which compiles resources to join the fight against COVID-19 as well as gives some guidance on communicating science.