7th World Conference
on Research Integrity
Cape Town, South Africa
29 May – 1 June 2022
In August 2020 the Planning Committee of the 7th WCRI met and reviewed the Covid-19 situation from the perspectives of the emerging research evidence, the expectations of professional conference organizers and the prognosis of the pandemic and the related restrictions in South Africa. That lead to the unanimous decision to postpone the conference with 12 months until Sunday 29 May 2022 – Wednesday 1 June 2022.
We also decided to arrange a digital event during some of the days originally planned (30 May – 2 June 2021). More information will follow later. The postponement of the 7th WCRI implies that registration, abstract submission and travel grant application will now open on 15 May 2021.
We will monitor the Covid‐19 developments closely and will follow all recommendations of WHO and the South African health authorities.
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 you to Cape Town in 2022!
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.
Dr. Lyn Horn
Director, Office of Research Integrity, University of Cape Town
Prof. Lex M Bouter
Prof of Methodology and Integrity, Vrije University, Amsterdam and Chair of WCRI Foundation Board
Dr. Sabine Kleinert
Senior Executive Editor, The Lancet.
WCRI 2022: Important Dates
Abstract submissions & travel grant applications open 15 May 2021
Deadline for abstract submissions & travel grant applications is 15 October 2021
Notifications of acceptance of abstracts & travel grants will be made available on 15 February 2022
Registration opens 15 May 2021
Early bird registration closes on 15 March 2022
Bids for 8th WCRI
Letters of intent for the 8th WCRI are due on 1 December 2021
Preliminary bids for 8th WCRI are due on 1 March 2022
Full bids for the 8th WCRI are due on 1 may 2022
Responsible Publication Practices: roles of journals, researchers and research institutes.
Join the Division for Research Development (DRD) at Stellenbosch University and the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA)
for a lunchtime talk presented by our co-chair and Founder of the WCRI Foundation, Prof Lex Bouter.
Date: 25 November 2020
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
This web page will evolve in the coming months as we are able to add information about the programme, pre-conference workshops, etcetera, so do keep visiting this page and also register your contact details so we can add you to our mailing list for important conference alerts.