The integrity of research is based on adherence to core values— objectivity, honesty, openness, fairness, accountability, and stewardship. These core values help to ensure that the research enterprise advances knowledge | National Academies of Sciences, 2017
Core values, such as integrity and reproducibility, form the roots of the scientific enterprise. Putting these core values into practice increases the reliability, usability and efficiency of scientific research.
Integrity and reproducibility
Core values are like the ethical compass of science and form the common thread that connects all parts of the research lifecycle. They indicate what is 'good science' and what the research community strives for. Essentials 4 Data Support focuses on two core values: Integrity and reproducibility. If researchers work with integrity and reproducibility, this not only leads to reliable but also to reusable science.
The way in which the research community strives for reliable and reusable research is taken up in different ways. Concepts such as open science, Research Data Management (RDM) and FAIR data management represent a vision. A way forward. These types of terms indicate where the emphasis should lie on the road to reliable and (re)usable research results. The concepts show what you should do to walk the talk.
We believe that Open Science has the potential to change the workings of the scholarly communication system for the better – but we see openness as a means to an end. When we call for openness in scholarly communication, we usually try to achieve an underlying principle, such as accessibility or reusability | Vienna Principles, 2016
In the next two sections we will discuss the core values of integrity and reproducibility in more detail.
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