7th World Conference on Research Integrity

Cape Town, South Africa
29 May – 1 June 2022

7th World Conference on Research Integrity

Cape Town, South Africa
29 May – 1 June 2022

7th World Conference on Research Integrity

Cape Town, South Africa
29 May – 1 June 2022

Sponsorship

Generous sponsorship was required in order to ensure the successful execution of the 7th WCRI, keep it affordable for professionals from a wide range of countries and organisations, and ensure maximum participation from African delegates.

The 7th WCRI has now received generous sponsorship from many sources and this is reflected below. In particular we would like to acknowledge the South African Government Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) for their generous and early sponsorship of the conference. They committed to an amount of R1,5 million at the bidding stage and without their support we would not have been able to proceed.

The South African National Research Foundation (NRF) is also a key supporter of research integrity initiatives in South African and has also provided crucial support to this conference throughout the planning period.

A heartfelt thanks again to all our National and International grant, foundation and other sponsors. The 7th WCRI is now only mere weeks away and we know that it will be an exciting and beneficial conference to all stakeholders.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town! Any further sponsorship offers will be gratefully received.

WCRI 2022 Gratefully Acknowledges the Following Sponsors:

Department of Science and Innovation (DSI)

Department of Science and Innovation (DSI)

The Department of Science and Innovation seeks to boost socio-economic development in South Africa through research and innovation. To achieve its goals, the Department provides leadership, an enabling environment and resources for science, technology and innovation.

Through its Programmes (Administration; Technology Innovation; International Cooperation and Resources; Research Development and Support; and Socio-economic Innovation Partnerships) and several entities that work alongside it, the Department is accomplishing groundbreaking science and enhancing the well-being of all South Africans.

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National Research Foundation (NRF)

National Research Foundation (NRF)

The NRF is an independent statutory body established through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998, as amended). As a government-mandated research and science development agency the NRF funds research, the development of high-end Human Capacity and critical research infrastructure to promote knowledge production across all disciplinary fields.

The goal of the NRF is to create innovative funding instruments, advance research career development, increase public science engagement and establish leading-edge research platforms that will transform the scientific landscape and inspire a representative research community to aspire to global competitiveness. The NRF promotes South African research and innovation interests across the country and internationally, and together with research institutions, business, industry and international partners build bridges between research communities for mutual benefit that contributes to National Development.

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Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome supports science to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone.

We support discovery research into life, health and wellbeing, and we’re taking on three worldwide health challenges: mental health, global heating and infectious diseases. 

DFG

DFG

The DFG promotes excellence by selecting the best research projects on a competitive basis and facilitating national and international collaboration among researchers.

Its mandate also includes encouraging the advancement and training of early career researchers, promoting gender equality in the German scientific and academic communities, providing scientific policy advice, and fostering relations between the research community and society and the private sector.

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

​Based on a government mandate, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports scientific research in all academic disciplines – from physics to medicine to sociology. At the end of 2020, the SNSF was funding more than 6000 projects involving 20,000 researchers, which makes it the leading Swiss institution for promoting scientific research.

To ensure its independence, the SNSF was established as a private foundation in 1952. Its core task is the evaluation of research proposals. In 2020, it awarded CHF 937 million to the most promising project proposals. By allocating public research money based on the principle of competition, the SNSF contributes to the high quality of research in Switzerland.

In close collaboration with higher education institutions and other partners, the SNSF strives to create optimal conditions for the development and international integration of Swiss research. It pays particular attention to the promotion of young researchers. In addition, it accepts evaluation mandates in order to ensure that large research initiatives funded by third parties deliver the highest scientific quality.​

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Elsevier

Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity.

Elsevier shares the research community’s goal to promote the integrity of research – from proper design methodology to ethical article submission, properly reviewed publication and making research data available for re-use.

The Lancet

The Lancet

With editorial offices on five continents, The Lancet Group is committed to improving lives globally through medical research. We pursue a unique standard: matching uncompromising scientific rigour with an unwavering commitment to serve. Lancet journals retain at their core the belief that medicine must serve society, that knowledge must transform society, that the best science must lead to better lives.

COPE

COPE

COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) is committed to educating and supporting editors, publishers and those involved in publication ethics with the aim of moving the culture of publishing towards one where ethical practices become a normal part of the publishing culture. Our approach is firmly in the direction of influencing through education, resources and support of our members, alongside the fostering of professional debate in the wider community.

Over 20 years, COPE has grown to support members worldwide, from all academic fields. Our members are primarily editors, but also publishers and related organisations and individuals. After a period of consultation with the Trustees and Council, and feedback from our members, the COPE strategic plan was developed to guide the organisation and its activities.

EMBO

EMBO

EMBO is an organization of more than 1,800 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. The major goals of the organization are to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.

Taylor & Francis Group F1000

Taylor & Francis Group F1000

Taylor & Francis Group is a business that is centered on creating, serving and sustaining diverse expert communities of researchers and other knowledge makers to maximize the contribution and impact of their work. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks and reference works, our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine, and our key components include Taylor & Francis, Routledge, CRC Press, F1000 and Dovepress. We celebrate 15 years of our editorial office in South Africa and are invested in African research and partnerships.

F1000 fosters a culture of innovation to accelerate the reach of knowledge and put it in the hands of those who will shape the future. We recognize that the problems that the world faces in the 21st century demand a different approach to convert research into solutions, quickly. We provide open research publishing solutions and services to organizations such as the European Commission, Wellcome, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as directly to researchers through our own publishing platform, F1000Research. In 2022 we launched Open Research Africa, an open research publication platform for African researchers to publish their findings.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Wiley are strengthening the research community by partnering with learned societies and supporting researchers to communicate discoveries that make a difference. We collaborate with authors, societies, libraries, and other members of the research community to generate, communicate, and enable access to the scientific and scholarly insights that are helping to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.

FWO (Research Foundation Flanders)

FWO (Research Foundation Flanders)

The FWO supports fundamental and strategic research.

FWO (Research Foundation Flanders) is the agency responsible for financing fundamental research in Flanders. Science creates opportunities and drives innovation. What are the goals of FWO – or Research Foundation Flanders? FWO finances fundamental scientific research with full scientific independence. FWO finances mainly: • fellowships (Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, etc.) • research projects • initiatives to stimulate international cooperation • awards for excellence in research

ZonMw

ZonMw

ZonMw promotes health research and care innovation throughout the entire knowledge chain from fundamental research to implementation. Through various subsidy programmes we promote and fund development and practical application in the area of prevention improvement, care and health.

The work field of the knowledge chain as a whole is broad, making ZonMw a unique organisation.

SAGE Publishing

SAGE Publishing

SAGE is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services.

Driven by the belief that social and behavioral science has the power to improve society, we focus on publishing impactful research and enabling robust research methodology. We produce high quality educational resources that support instructors to prepare the citizens, policymakers, educators and researchers of the future. We publish more than 1,000 journals and 900 new books globally each year, as well as library products and services that include archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE’s founder, Sara Miller McCune, has transferred control of the company to an independent trust, guaranteeing its independence indefinitely.

Our mission is building bridges to knowledge supporting the development of ideas through the research process to scholarship that is certified, taught, and applied.

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American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

As a division of the American Chemical Society and a nonprofit scholarly publisher, ACS Publications supports researchers through journals, eBooks, scientific programs, and the news magazine C&EN.

ACS Publications’ commitment to publishing high-quality content continues to attract impactful research that addresses the world’s most important challenges.

Most Trusted. Most Cited. Most Read.

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

A pioneer in scholarly, open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines.

Springer Nature

Springer Nature

Springer Nature advances discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, supporting the development of new areas of knowledge, making ideas and information accessible around the world, and leading the way on open access.

Key to this is our ability to provide the best possible service to the whole research community.

  • helping authors to share their discoveries
  • enabling researchers to find, access and understand the work of others
  • supporting librarians and institutions with innovations in technology and data

The WCRI 2022 thanks the following organisations for their support in furthering Research Integrity

DSI
SAMRC
ORI

The 7th World Conference on Research is supported by the US Office of Research Integrity (US ORI)  of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totalling  $46,282.00 with 11 percentage funded by US ORI and $204,667 and 89 percentage funded by non-government source(s).

The contents are those of the author (s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by  the US ORI or the U.S. Government.

For more information, please visit https://ori.hhs.gov/

Become a Big Five Sponsor

Big Five

Major Sponsorships: The Big Five

USD and Euro amounts for comparative purposes only. Based on exchange rates as at 10.02.2020.

Lion  –  ZAR 500,000 (USD 33,200 / € 30,350)

The lion is symbolic of majesty, strength, courage and justice. Be one of the sponsors to be crowned King of the African Jungle.
Limited opportunities are available to claim this coveted spot. 

Elephant  –  ZAR 250,000 (USD 16,600 / € 15,150)

Elephants have a positive symbolic meaning and are considered a symbol of good luck, power, success wisdom and experience.

Rhino  –  ZAR 100,000 (USD 6,630 / € 6,060)

The rhinoceros is a powerful symbol of stamina, sturdiness, substance, strength, and resilience.

Leopard  –  ZAR 75,000 (USD 5,000 / € 4,550)

Leopards are graceful hunters that symbolize elegance in spite of adversity and looming danger. They are great representations of warriors and hunters. It also symbolizes stealth and strength.

Buffalo  –  ZAR 50,000 (USD 3,320 / € 3,035)

The buffalo is primarily a symbol of provision, abundance, and prosperity. They are also symbols of strength, stability, and consistency

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