The University Grants Commission or UGC discloses a new guidance document on Tuesday. The document titled Good Academic Research Practices will give the general framework for strengthening research integrity by focusing on good practices and potential threats.
Vice-chairman of the UGC, Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan, started that the guidance document will be helpful. There is a requirement for improving the norms of academic integrity, just as the nature of research. Dr. Bhushan has played a vital role in the endeavors against predatory journals.
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The document will deal with aspects including planning, research design, documentation, data storage, and research execution. It will also talk about falsification, misrepresentation, how to check for plagiarism, fabrication, mentoring the next generation, and selecting the right journal for publication.
Different angles tended to in the report incorporate how research misconduct can manifest at any phase of the cycle of research.
Dr. Patwardhan said that the new guidance document is about optimistic research integrity. While the record of journals of good quality is updated from time to time, which is crucial for science to grow. The qualities verbalized here can shape a sound establishment for research culture that underlines on integrity in each researcher’s regular practice.