Henri Maître, professor emeritus at Télécom Paris, appointed Scientific Integrity Advisor

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Henri Maître, professor emeritus at Télécom Paris, has been appointed Scientific Integrity Advisor at Institut Mines-Télécom. In this role, he will propose policy considerations related to scientific integrity and its implementation to the Executive Director, Odile Gauthier.

The Scientific Integrity Advisor has the following responsibilities:

  • coordinate awareness efforts and training for IMT staff on compliance with scientific integrity requirements and contribute to the promotion of the ethics charter for research professions;
  • propose a system based on transparent procedures for dealing with allegations of scientific integrity breaches, from the conditions governing the admissibility of a report to the assessment of the alleged misconduct and its classification;
  • investigate the reports while ensuring the necessary confidentiality;
  • propose a policy for preventing breaches of scientific integrity and the procedures for its implementation;
  • coordinate the prevention of breaches;
  • coordinate the network of scientific integrity representatives from the schools;
  • ensure that data and publications affected by a breach of scientific integrity requirements (which have been investigated and classified as a breach) are reported to the parties concerned;
  • make proposals to the executive director to improve internal measures or practices that do not provide sufficient guarantees in terms of scientific integrity;
  • to represent IMT in the network of scientific integrity advisors.

To complete these tasks, Henri Maître will receive support from the scientific director at IMT and from the schools’ research directors.