Symposium on Research Integrity
Promoting a Culture of (Research) Integrity 10 Years ÖAWI

Symposium on Research Integrity

Promoting a Culture of (Research) Integrity 10 Years ÖAWI

The ÖAWI celebrates its 10-years anniversary. In honor of this occasion the agency invites for a one-day symposium on the 10th of September 2018 into Palais Niederösterreich in Vienna. International as well as Austrian speakers will talk about challenges and opportunities of building more confidence in science but also in creating a culture of integrity within the research system.

9:30 - 17:00
Palais Niederösterreich
Herrengasse 13
1010 Vienna
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  • 9:30

    Registration and Coffee

  • 10:00

    Welcome Address

    • Klement Tockner (Chair of ÖAWI, President of the FWF)


    The ÖAWI – Conception, Birth and Early Childhood

    • Christoph Kratky (Founder and first Chair of ÖAWI, former President of the FWF)
  • 10:30

    The ÖAWI model of fostering research integrity: looking back and learning forward

    • Stephan Rixen (Chairperson of the Committee on Research Integrity of the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity (ÖAWI); University of Bayreuth (Germany))
  • 11:15

    Keynote: What research institutions can and should do to foster research integrity

    • Lex Bouter (Chair of the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation; VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam)
  • 12:15


  • 13:15

    The REWARD campaign: reducing waste in research is an integrity issue

    • Sabine Kleinert (Senior Editor Lancet)
  • 14:00

    How to protect whistleblowers and the scientists they accuse

    • Sven Hendrix (Hasselt University)
  • 14:45

    Coffee break

  • 15:15

    Transgressions of research integrity — Should we be concerned?

    • Ulrike Felt (Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna)
  • 16:00

    Prevention as a key element for Integrity​

    • Karl-Gerhard Straßl/Martina Baravalle (University of Music and Performing Arts)
  • 16:30

    ÖAWI: Advising, Training and Networking

    • Nicole Foeger (ÖAWI)
  • 17:00

    Get together (till 20:00/21:00)


Lex Bouter

Chair of the WCRIF
Key note speaker

Klement Tockner

Chair ÖAWI
President of the FWF

Christoph Kratky

Founder and first Chair of ÖAWI (2009-2014)
Former President of the FWF

Stephan Rixen

Chair of the ÖAWI Commission on Research Integrity

Sabine Kleinert

Senior Editor Lancet

Sven Hendrix

Hasselt University

Ulrike Felt

University of Vienna

Karl-Gerhard Straßl

University of Music and Performing Arts

Martina Baravalle

University of Music and Performing Arts

Nicole Föger

Head of the Administrative Office of ÖAWI