CNR Research Ethics and Integrity Committee’s Documents

The following documents are currently under elaboration:

  • “Quality of scientific data and the so-called Fake Data phenomenon in the sciences” (Rapporteurs: F.M. Pizzetti and M.L. Rastello; Scientific Secretariat: S. Scalzini, LUISS Guido Carli);
  • “Ethics of research on human subjects in the engineering sector” (Rapporteurs: E. Cerbai and V. Marchis; Scientific Secretariat: C. Mugelli);
  • “Research on human remains” (Rapporteurs: C. Caporale and L. Godart; Scientific Secretariat: M. Arizza);
  • Ethical perspectives on the evaluation criteria of scientific research" (Rapporteurs: V. Di Nuoscio and V. Marchis; Scientific Secretariat: A. Grignolio);
  • Communication of scientific knowledge. Guidelines for researchers" (Rapporteur: A. Massarenti; Scientific Secretariat: R.M. Zagarella);
  • Incidental Findings in the natural and social sciences" (Rapporteurs: F. Migliardo and E. Porceddu; Scientific Secretariat: M. Annoni);
  • Authorship" (Rapporteurs: C. Caporale and D. Fanelli; Scientific Secretariat: G. Adamo);
  • Research Integrity Training" (Rapporteurs: E. D'Antuono and D. Fanelli; Scientific Secretariat: A. Frandi)

Codes and Guidelines



  • Ethical advice to the President of the CNR on alleged cases of research misconduct related to the fabrication/falsification/plagiarism of images/data/texts in scientific articles, examined by the Committee. The alleged cases examined mainly concerned CNR personnel and in some cases university and research centres personnel, at the request of the Deans or Presidents of the corresponding institutions.
  • Ethical advice to the Directors of the CNR Departments and to the Directors of CNR Institutes: responses to ethical-legal questions and support to activities on these topics.

Last update: 21/11/2019