7th World Conference

on Research Integrity

Cape Town, South Africa

29 May – 1 June 2022

Registration is now open!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 7th World Conference on Research Integrity will now take place using a hybrid model. 

Although many countries are successfully rolling out vaccination programmes, there are still ongoing waves of infections across many places in the world. To mitigate the inability to attend in person due to travel restrictions or other factors relating to the pandemic, we have introduced a virtual stream to the conference. You can now choose whether to attend in person, or to join via livestreaming. 

Our conference software makes it possible to view and attend live sessions, view recordings of sessions you have missed, interact in live Q&A sessions, download documents and conference materials, and visit the poster sessions and the exhibition hall virtually. You can take part in online discussion groups and connect with other particpants for a fully interactive and engaging experience.

We look forward to seeing you at WCRI 2022 – whether face to face or online!

Registration Fees

Please see the list of LMIC countries that qualify for the African/LMIC rate here.

Registration Category

ZAR Rate

Euro Rate

Early – African/LMIC Participant (up to 15 March 2022) R 7,000 € 420
Early – International Participant (up to 15 March 2022) R 9,500 € 570
Early – Student/Professional in Training (up to 15 March 2022) R 5,500 € 330
Early – Virtual Participant – African/LMIC (up to 15 March 2022) R 2,850 € 170
Early – Virtual Participant – International (up to 15 March 2022) R 4,350 € 260
Regular – African/LMIC Participant  R 8,500 € 509
Regular – International Participant R 11,000 € 660
Regular – Student / Professional in Training R 7,500 € 450
Regular – Virtual Participant – African/LMIC  R 3,300 € 196
Regular – Virtual Participant – International R 4,800 € 285
Late/Onsite – African/LMIC Participant R 10,000 € 600
Late/Onsite – International Participant R 13,000 € 780
Late/Onsite – Student/Professional in Training R 9,500 € 570
One Day Rate – African/LMIC Participants R 2,500 € 150
One Day Rate – International Participants R 3,500 € 210

Euro rates are for comparative purposes only, based on the rate of exchange as at 14 June 2021, and rounded up to the nearest whole number.  All invoices will be issued in ZAR.

 

Registration fees include the following benefits:

For Face-to-Face Participants

  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Admission to exhibition and poster area
  • Conference materials
  • Coffee breaks and lunches
  • Welcome reception

Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the registration fee. Participants shall be responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

For Virtual Participants

  • Admission to all conference sessions via live streaming
  • Admission to virtual exhibition and poster area
  • Conference materials (downloads and content where available)

 

Optional Fees 

Optional Event

ZAR Rate

Euro Rate

Pre-conference workshop – Half Day R 900 € 54
Pre-conference workshop – Full Day R 1,500 € 90
Gala Dinner R 1,200 € 72
Accompanying Person (includes Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner) R 1,750 € 105

Euro rates are for comparative purposes only, based on the rate of exchange as at 14 June 2021, and rounded up to the nearest whole number.  All invoices will be issued in ZAR.

Registration for pre-conference workshops and the conference dinner is on a first come first served basis. Fee for accompanying persons includes admissions to both the welcome reception and the conference Gala Dinner. 

Registration Policy

Registration must be completed online through the conference website.

Registration fees can be paid online via credit card. If you are unable to pay by credit card, you may select to pay via bank transfer on receipt of invoice. Registration will only be considered complete on settlement of the registration fee. 

Registration for the student or professional in training fee is final upon verification of the documentary proof of student or professional in training status submitted to the registration system. The conference organisers reserve the right to charge the full participant fee if the proof of status is not accepted.

The programme is subject to change without prior notice. In the event of cancellation of the conference by the organisers, all existing in-person registrations will be converted to the Virtual Registration category, and any difference in fees will be refunded. 

Participants who have registered for the in-person conference and are forbidden by their government to travel to South Africa or to enter South Africa by the South African authorities FOR COVID-RELATED REASONS will be converted to the virtual registration fee and be reimbursed the difference.

Participants booking for the in-person conference are strongly encouraged to arrange adequate travel, liability and health care insurances and to make sure to obtain a visa when needed.

Cancellation Policy (for other reasons than described above)

Cancellation must be made in writing to the Conference Secretariat (wcri2022@paragonafrica.co.za).

The percentage of refund will be:

  • 80% of the fees for cancellation on or before 15 March, 2022
  • 60% of the fees for cancellation between 15 March and April 15, 2022
  • No refund for cancellation from 15 April, 2022 onwards

 

Data protection

We will respect your privacy and handle your data with due care and confidentiality. For more details see our Privacy Statement. 

We aim for and monitor diversity and therefore kindly ask you to also complete the items on gender, cultural/ethnic background, stakeholder category, career stage, and for researchers also disciplinary field, type of research and academic rank. This feedback will be extracted and analysed without any reference to personal identifiers.

In the online registration form we specifically and separately ask your consent to forward your name, affiliation and e-mail address to session moderators, to other participants of the conference (the participants list will not be published publicly), and to organizers of non-WCRI events considered relevant by WCRIF board.

Furthermore we ask your consent to use your anonymized data for research on the WCRIs that is approved by the WCRIF board. Two proposals have been accepted so far: a study on the diversity participants and presenters and a study on registration or publication of the study protocols for empirical research that is presented.

 

Financial Arrangements 

The 7th WCRI is a non-profit making conference. It is expected that around 50% of the income comes from registration fees, and 50% from sponsorship received from organizations that have a demonstrated interest in promoting integrity in research and whose values are consistent with the values of the World Conferences on Research Integrity.

The income received will be used to finance the necessary expenditures of the conference, and to provide travel grants to support selected participants from eligible low and middle income countries. As the 7th WCRI organizers received a starting budget of € 50,000 from the 6th WCRI the same amount, if feasible, will be forwarded to the 8th WCRI organizers. Based on the agreement between the World Conference on Research Integrity Foundation (WCRIF) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), 50% of the additional positive financial surplus, if any, will be transferred to the WCRIF to finance future conferences and other related activities. The remaining 50% will remain at UCT to support research integrity related activities within the university and the nearby region.

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