Theme C: Biomedicine, Society & Good Scientific Practice

Supporting the creation of a culture of scientific integrity throughout the PRBB and its institutes is a major aim of the Intervals programme.

Our work is currently focused on two main areas:

  • i) PRBB Good Scientific Practice Working Group. This group is a cross-institute working group on scientific integrity facilitated and supported by the Intervals programme. The group takes a lead on updating the PRBB Code of Good Scientific Practice and in sharing good practice throughout the PRBB. The group encourages and catalyses the development of initiatives to support positive work in scientific integrity such as mentoring training programmes, peer support groups and education initiatives.

  • ii) Science in Action. This compulsory course in scientific integrity for pre-doctoral students registered with the Pompeu Fabra University is supported by the Intervals programme and consists of two elements: a) online course and test – Epigeum and b) attendance at four seminars.