The Research Integrity World Conference was supported by the European Commission and hosted by the Portuguese Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES), through the Portuguese Foundation for Science (FCT) and the Gabinete de Relações Internacionais da Ciência e do Ensino Superior (GRICES) in collaboration with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG), as part of the forthcoming EU Portuguese Presidency.
The ESF and ORI have worked together as co-organisers for this event, in partnership with the International Council of Science (ICSU) and NATO and with additional financial support from the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), the UK Research Integrity Office and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The support from ICSU and NATO was in the form of travel grants for some attendees from non-OECD countries and observer countries and from the NATO Partner Countries and Mediterranean Dialogue Countries respectively. There was also some limited support available for younger researchers to attend.
There is a close link between the Conference and its Planning Committee with the parallel and linked activity on research misconduct of the OECD Global Science Forum (report PDF 164 KB).