7th World Conference

on Research Integrity

Cape Town, South Africa

29 May – 1 June 2022

Welcome from the Co-Chairs

The Co-chairs, Local Organising Committee and Programme Committee of the 7th World Conference on Research Integrity are looking forward to welcoming delegates to Cape Town in 2022!

The conference will take place using a hybrid model from 29 May – 1 June 2022. We will monitor the developments closely and will follow all recommendations of WHO and the South African health authorities.

The theme of the conference is ‘Fostering Research Integrity in an Unequal World’.

We are confident that the 7th WCRI will be interesting and relevant to Research Integrity stakeholders across all disciplinary fields from the basic and applied natural and biomedical sciences to the humanities and social sciences. Important RI stakeholders include researchers, institutional leaders, national and international policy makers, funders and journals.

This will be the first time this conference will be held in Africa and hence we are really hoping that many African colleagues will avail themselves of the opportunity to attend this conference and network with colleagues from around the globe.  

Cape Town as a city has a vast amount to offer visitors and we are confident that it is a destination that conference attendees will be excited to visit.

The Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) is in the centre of Cape Town adjacent to the Waterfront precinct and surrounded by several large hotels, all within walking distance of this venue.

The City of Cape Town also has a good public transport system in the form of the MyCity bus service and Uber is well developed and accessible in Cape Town. The current weak Rand also makes Cape Town a very affordable destination.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town in 2022! 

Dr. Lyn Horn

Dr. Lyn Horn

Director, Office of Research Integrity, University of Cape Town

Prof. Lex M Bouter

Prof. Lex M Bouter

Prof of Methodology and Integrity, Vrije University, Amsterdam and Chair of WCRI Foundation Board

Dr. Sabine Kleinert

Dr. Sabine Kleinert

Senior Executive Editor, The Lancet.


The Anderson-Kleinert Diversity Award honors Melissa S. Anderson and Sabine Kleinert, who were committed to the World Conferences on Research Integrity from the start. Together they co-chaired the 3rd (Montréal) and 4th (Rio de Janeiro) Conferences, and Sabine Kleinert co-chaired the 7th (Cape Town). They also served on the inaugural Governing Board of the WCRI Foundation. Under their direction, the World Conferences were opened to broader participation, particularly by people from countries not previously represented. They initiated submission of proposals for research presentations, added symposia as alternatives to research sessions, broadened the scope of focus tracks, initiated the doctoral forum for review of PhD students’ research, set up poster and preconference sessions, expanded the system of travel grants, and added more than a full day of activities to the conference format.

Read more about the award here

Registration is Open!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we had to postpone the conference by 12 months but now registration is open.

The 7th World Conference on Research Integrity will take place using a hybrid model from 29 May – 1 June 2022. We will monitor the developments closely and will follow all recommendations of WHO and the South African health authorities.

Announcing our Steneck-Mayer Guest Speaker


The WCRI is honoured to welcome Prof. Thuli Madonsela, former Public Protector of South Africa and a multiple award-winning legal professional, as our esteemed guest speaker for the prestigious Steneck-Mayer lecture taking place during the 7th WCRI Conference in Cape Town, South Africa in 2022.

Read more in our Programme section

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