The Organizing Committee of the II BRISPE thanks all speakers and participants, who made the meetings in Rio, São Paulo and Porto Alegre a successful contribution to fostering RI/RCR in Brazil. The "Joint Statement on Research Integrity", a document that resulted from the event, is already available in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
Brazilian Science, Leadership and Research Integrity
Brazil is rapidly becoming a regional and international research leader. Leadership, however, requires more than high quality scientific publications. Leadership also requires a commitment to assuring that the science behind discoveries is undertaken responsibly and with integrity. Especially in the last few decades, the research community has been faced with a number of ethical challenges relating to concepts of accountability in science and to fostering public trust in research results, among others. These issues are of particular importance as dialogues between science and society have become stronger in contemporary science. As an emerging research leader, Brazil should play an active role in these dialogues and involve its research community in ongoing international discussions on research ethics and integrity. In this context, the Brazilian Meeting on Research Integrity, Science and Publication Ethics (BRISPE) provides a forum to address ethical issues of particular relevance to research institutions, international journals and funding agencies. The II BRISPE is designed to engage researchers, editors, educators and policymakers in current conversations about research integrity and its impact on emerging changes to the way of doing, communicating and reviewing science at the beginning of the 21st century.