The aims of research integrity advisor’s activities at organisational level

  • Promote the responsible conduct of research (RCR)
  • Offer advice concerning research ethics and provide confidential counselling at SAMK
  • Foster the recognition of misconduct in research and the prevention
  • Raise the awareness of TENK’s (Finnish Advisory Board of Research Integrity) activities and guidelines as well as raise the awareness of RCR handling process
  • Lower the threshold to make RCR notification when a violation of responsible conduct of research (RCR) is suspected

The research integrity advisor of SAMK will provide confidential and unbiased support in various problematic situations concerning research ethics. You can ask advice and support both in preventive and when suspecting a possible violation of RCR.

For more information, please read: Responsible conduct of research and procedures for handling allegations of misconduct in Finland (pdf)

The research integrity advisor’s scope of work

Research ethics and responsible conduct of research (RCR)
Mostly to provide low-threshold advising and counseling to researchers and other staff members in our organisation for example guide in RCR – process, advice if needed in a written RCR notification, counsel and support all parties in RCR process.

Research integrity advisor can be contacted personally, by phone and by e-mail. Research integrity advisor has been educated to this task by The National Advisory Board for Research Ethics (TENK) and is acting as a it’s contact person at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences.

Member of the Human Sciences Ethics Commitee of Universites in Satakunta (research ethics advice)
Senior lecturer Seppo Pamppunen
+358 44 710 3438

Research integrity advise (advising and education related to responsible conduct of research (RCR), providing assistance in RCR notifications)
Senior lecturer Pauliina Kesonen
+358 44 710 3393