Scientific integrity

Discover our commitment to scientific integrity. Through a rigorous approach and core values, we are committed to ensuring honesty and reliability in all our research activities. Explore our dedicated page to find out more about our principles and approach.


Scientific integrity is defined as the set of rules and values that must govern research activities to ensure that they are honest and scientifically rigorous.

Decree on compliance with scientific integrity requirements


Scientific integrity helps to guarantee the impartiality of research and the objectivity of its results.


Compliance with these rules is an essential condition for maintaining the trust that society places in those involved in research.

A few terminological clarifications

  • Ethics is the reflection on the values motivating our actions and on their consequences; it calls on our sense of morality and responsibility.
    Deontology is the set of duties and obligations imposed on a profession, a function or a responsibility.
    Scientific integrity concerns the ‘proper’ conduct of research practices.


Good research practice is based on a number of fundamental principles


Guaranteeing the quality of research (i.e. methodology)


Develop, undertake, evaluate, report and publicise research in a transparent, fair, comprehensive and objective manner


Towards all research participants, society, ecosystems, cultural heritage and the environment


Assumed for research activities (from idea to publication, management, organisation, training, supervision and mentoring, involvement, etc.).


Scientific integrity at Mines Paris – PSL

The school is a signatory to the PSL Charter of Ethics for Research Professions and the PSL Charter of Scientific Integrity.

Scientific Integrity Officer (RIS)

For the period 2022 – 2024 :

Chantal de Fouquet

Its role is to advise and support staff in matters of scientific integrity, coordinate training initiatives and receive and investigate reports of suspected breaches.
You can contact it for training, requests for further information, to discuss difficulties encountered, suggest initiatives, etc.

Support for research

In coordination with the Library, training courses are offered to doctoral students within the framework of the doctoral schools, as well as to lecturers and all interested staff.

On a European scale

As part of the European HRS4R initiative, the school refers to the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment.

Institutional players

Reference documents, factsheets, news, referral directory

PSL’s scientific integrity charter, documents and links, data management plan, open science, referents…

At CNRS, the values of deontology, scientific integrity and ethics are fundamental and form the basis of our responsibility for research and innovation.

Reference documents

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