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Co-founder of the Scientific Electronic Library. He is Director of the SciELO/São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) Program, Project Coordinator of the Foundation to Support the Federal University of São Paulo, Former Director of BIREME - Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information of the Pan American Health Organization/World Organization of Health (PAHO/ WHO). Graduated in Sciences, Business Management and Master of Library Science - Syracuse University. He has experience in information science, library science, information technology, information and knowledge management.

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Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia, and holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. She is the Co editor in Chief of the Journal of Global Health and Past President of the European Association of Science Editors. She chairs the Research Committee of The World Association of Medical Editors. Prof. Marušić is also the Co-Chair of the Cochrane Scientific Committee. Prof. Marušić is the founder of the Cochrane Croatia and takes responsibility for Research as its Research Coordinator. She also founded the Croatian Centre for Global Health at the University of Split School of Medicine. She is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUality And Transparency Of Health Research) Network. She has a number of significant academic achievements including authorship of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and was heavily involved with creating the policy of mandatory registration of clinical trials in public registries, which helped change the legal regulation of clinical trials worldwide. She has received a number of awards for her research, most recently a Meritorious Award from the Council of Science Editors in 2016.



Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, where he holds a University Research Chair. Dr. Moher is senior scientist at the clinical epidemiology program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Moher directs the centre for journalology (publication science) ( ). He holds an MSc in epidemiology and PhD in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics. Dr. Moher has been involved in developing the science of how to optimally conduct and report systematic reviews for most of his professional career. Another part of his research has focused on how best to develop reporting guidelines. He spearheaded the development of the CONSORT statement and the PRISMA statement. He has been actively involved in the development of many other reporting guidelines and is part of the EQUATOR Network. He leads an active program investigating predatory journals and publishers. More recently, Dr. Moher led a program to develop core competencies for scientific journal editors. He is actively developing a program to investigate alternatives to current incentives and rewards in academic medicine. Dr. Moher has been recognized several times as a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science). 

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Professor in the Program in Ethics in Science and Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, USA.  Her work focuses on cultural aspects of ethics in biomedical science, clinical medicine and public health, particularly international standards of research ethics and education in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). Dr. Heitman is co-PI of the NIH Fogarty International Center's research training grant Collaborative Research Ethics Education - Mozambique (Formaçao Colaborativa em Ética na Pesquisa, FoCEP), with Vanderbilt University and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique.  She was previously director of a similar program in Costa Rica, in collaboration with the Costa Rican National Children’s Hospital.  She also leads ethics and RCR education for two training grants on cardiovascular health disparities research through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Heitman is a National Associate of the US National Research Council, and has been chair or member of eight US National Academy of Sciences programs in research integrity education in the Middle East and North Africa and Indonesia and Malaysia.  In 2015-16, Dr. Heitman co-chaired the National Academies’ Committee on Gene Drive Research with Non-Human Organisms: Recommendations for Responsible Conduct, and is currently a member of the Working Group on Gene Drive Research of the NIH's Novel and Exceptional Technology and Research Advisory Committee.



Founder and director of the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI), a UN-sponsored global initiative created to help design the future of more open methods of research publishing and communication. He is also the founder and executive director of the Science Communication Institute (SCI), a US-based nonprofit focused on improving the communication that happens inside science. Prior to OSI and SCI, Glenn served as a senior project manager and Institutional Review Board member with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a communications director with the University of Washington, the founder and president of Castle Pacific Publishing Company, managing editor and webmaster at the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation, associate editor for the Riverside Publishing Company, and a caseworker and field representative for the US House of Representatives. He has also authored, ghost-written and edited a number of books, founded and run several charities focusing on kids in need and the helping the homeless, and in his spare time, has run for public office, and served on several boards and community organizations. Glenn currently coaches youth baseball and basketball, and is an active school volunteer. He holds two undergraduate degrees, in history and physics/astronomy, from the University Washington, and a graduate degree in public administration from American University. Glenn lives in Seattle with his wife and 13 year-old son.

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An epidemiologist who has spent most of her career working in both the public and private healthcare sectors; both within government as well as in the non- governmental sectors. This has given her an excellent understanding of working with multiple stakeholders and navigating the interface between science and policy. She played a key role in controlling the SARS outbreak in 2003 in Singapore. Since then she has worked with multiple public health organizations and guideline panels in evidence-based policymaking. In her current position at the VUmc, she is leading the development of one of the largest nation-wide surveys to study research integrity in academia, namely what factors help or hinder responsible conduct of research among scientists in The Netherlands.



Co-founder of Retraction Watch, vice president of editorial at Medscape, and distinguished writer in residence at New York University's Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, United States.  He also serves as president of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Ivan previously was global editorial director of MedPage. Today, executive editor of Reuters Health, and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. A 2012 TEDMED speaker, he is the recipient of the 2015 John P. McGovern Medal for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers Association, and in 2017 was awarded an honorary doctorate in civil laws from The University of the South (Sewanee).  



Professor and tenured chair in Methodology and Integrity at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers and the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities of the Vrije Universiteit. Before taking up the current position he was professor of Epidemiology since 1992. In 1988 he published a textbook on epidemiology, the seventh revised Dutch edition of which appeared in 2016 and the first English edition in 2018. He served his university as its rector between 2006 and 2013. Subsequently, Professor Bouter prepared for a return to science during a sabbatical leave. In 2014 his tenured professorship was broadened to Methodology and Integrity. He is currently involved in teaching and research regarding responsible conduct of research. Professor Bouter has supervised 76 PhD students, of whom to date 16 were appointed as professor. In 2017, Professor Bouter organized the 5th World Conference on Research Integrity in Amsterdam and became chair of the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation.



Founder director of the UC San Diego Research Ethics Program (1997), the San Diego Research Ethics Consortium (2006), and the Ethics Service (2010) for the NIH CTSA-funded UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute; and he is co-founding director for the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology (2004).

Dr. Kalichman led NIH- and NSF-funded research on goals, content, and methods for teaching research ethics.  Internationally, he has had lead roles with representatives of Korea, Taiwan, China, and Japan in setting national research ethics agendas, and is now helping to establish the Asia Pacific Research Integrity (APRI) network. He has been a reviewer for manuscripts and grant proposals more than twenty years. Dr. Kalichman has recently retired, after 35 years of service to the UC San Diego. He received the Lifetime Integrity Achievement Award for his dedication to sustaining and promoting research ethics not just at our campus, but around the world. 


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Distinguished Professor of Law and Communication at UCLA. He was previously a Distinguished Professor in the School of Law, the STS Program, and the Department of History at UC Davis, where he was the founding director for the Center for Science and Innovation Studies, and an Associate faculty member of the Cultural Studies Program and the Critical Theory Program. Prior to UC Davis, he was Professor of History of Science at Harvard. He has also taught at Stanford, the University of Chicago, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), UCLA’s Department of History, and the European University at St Petersburg. A recipient of a Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the NSF, the Mellon Foundation, the ACLS, and the Russian Ministry of Science and Education, Dr. Biagioli has been awarded fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford). Dr. Biagioli has authored and edited eight books, including Gaming the Metrics: New Ecologies of Academic Misconduct (with A. Lippman, MIT Press, 2020); From Russia with Code (with Vincent Lepinay, Duke University Press, 2019); Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property (with P. Jaszi and M. Woodmansee, University of Chicago Press, 2011); Galileo's Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006); Scientific Authorship: Credit and Intellectual Property in Science (with Peter Galison, Routledge, 2003); and Galileo, Courtier (University of Chicago Press, 1993), (translated in German, Greek, Spanish, and Portuguese).


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Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry of University Júlio de Mesquita Filho - UNESP. He is former president of the Latin American Region of the International Association for Dental Research and the Brazilian Society of Dental Research. Dr. Rode was Scientific Editor at Brazilian Oral Research (2006-2014). Currently, he is President of the 
Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors, ABEC-Brazil and is member of the Editorial Board of Clinics. Dr. Rode os also member of the scientific board of SciELO and LILACS. Founder of the Latin American Association of Scientific Editors - ALAEC. Dr. Rode has played an important role in fostering debates and actions to strengthen publication ethics among editors and authors in Brazil.

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