The 2022 re-launch of the SCNAT Platform Chemistry Ethics Series at ETH Zurich was organized by SCNAT, ETH Zurich and its Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, D-CHAB. Together with the union of the doctorate students, postdocs and scientific staff of D-CHAB, VAC and of the Society for Women in Natural Sciences, WiNS, NCCR Catalysis supported this year’s workshop on responsible conduct of research.
The event started with talks by Prof. Edward Constable (president of the Swiss Academies' Committee for Research Integrity, Prof. University of Basel) and Prof. Antonio Togni (former Vice Rector for Doctoral Studies, Prof. em. ETHZ) on "Surely it doesn’t apply to me? Equating integrity with best practice" and "Orchestrating relevance: A questionable trait of modern publication culture", respectively, moderated by Prof. Shana Sturla. The speakers and panelists from VAC, WiNS and NCCR Catalysis then led interactive discussion rounds, on which participants reported to the plenary. The evening concluded with an apéro.
The organizers included Prof. Shana Sturla and Dr. Leo Merz, SCNAT; Prof. Christophe Copéret, D-CHAB; Moritz Bernhardt, VAC; Dr. Monika Colombo, WiNS; and Dr. Marie Francine Lagadec, NCCR Catalysis.