The Hong Kong Principles (HKPs) were developed as part of the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity, organized by the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation (WCRIF), held in the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong, from June 2-5 2019, under the theme ‘New Challenges for Research Integrity’.  Formulated from the perspective of the research integrity community, The Hong Kong Principles (HKPs) are principles developed to drive research improvement by recognizing researchers rewarding behaviors of having research integrity strengthened.  The Hong Kong Principles (HKPs) in brief are:

  • Principle 1: Assess responsible research practices
  • Principle 2: Value complete reporting
  • Principle 3: Reward the practice of open science (open research)
  • Principle 4: Acknowledge a broad range of research activities
  • Principle 5: Recognize essential other tasks like peer review and mentoring

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