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Expert group scientific integrity

Since 2018, a group of experts in the field of scientific integrity has existed under the chairmanship of Prof. Edwin Charles Constable. The main task of the expert group is to renew the principles and procedures in the field of Scientific Integrity as well as the related regulations from 2008, taking into account the ALLEA Code of Conduct (2017), in order to create common standards in Switzerland.
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Expert Group Members

The expert group currently consists of five members, representing the participating institutions Swiss Academies, Swissuniversities, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Innosuisse and is coordinated by the secretariat.



Prof. Edwin Charles Constable, former Vice Rector Research, President of the Doctoral Commission and Professor of Chemistry (University of Basel)



Prof. Christine Pirinoli, Vice-Rector of the Research and Innovation Department (HES-SO)

Prof. Andreas Lienhard, Full professor of constitutional and administrative law (University of Bern)

Prof. Regina Aebi-Müller, Professor of Law (University of Lucerne)

Prof. emer. Pierre Hoffmeyer, Professor of Medicine (University of Geneva)



Karin Spycher, Committee for Scientific Integrity (Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences)

Noëmi Eglin, Research and Development (swissuniversities)

Inge Blatter, Legal service (SNSF)

Markus Röthlisberger, Legal service (SNSF)

Joël Brigger, Legal service (Innosuisse)


Learn more about the Code of conduct for scientific integrity on the theme page!

Karin Spycher

Head of Scientific Integrity
House of Academies
Laupenstrasse 7
P.O. Box
3001 Bern




Please note that we are not a helpline for academic integrity cases.

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Integrity 2.0: code, career and new culture
Published May 2021
Code of conduct for scientific integrity
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