7th World Conference
on Research Integrity
Cape Town, South Africa
30 May - 2 June 2021
The 7th WCRI organization monitors the Covid‐19 developments closely and will follow all recommendations of WHO and the South African health authorities.
We expect the be able to have the 7th WCRI as planned in Cape Town on 30 May – 2 June 2021 but the final decision will be made not later than early November 2020, together with the leadership of the University of Cape Town. If we decide to postpone the conference that will be done by 12 months.
If that happens participants already registered will be offered the choice between a refund of 100% or to forward their registration to the new dates. Applicants of accepted abstracts and session proposals will get the opportunity to withdraw or update.
In case of postponement, we’ll organize a free digital event on the dates originally planned.
Welcome from the Co-Chairs
The Co-chairs, Local Organising Committee and Programme Committee of the 7th World Conference on Research Integrity are looking forward to welcoming you to Cape Town in 2021!
The theme of the conference is ‘Fostering Research Integrity in an Unequal World’.
We are confident that the 7th WCRI will be interesting and relevant to Research Integrity stakeholders across all disciplinary fields from the basic and applied natural and biomedical sciences to the humanities and social sciences. Important RI stakeholders include researchers, institutional leaders, national and international policy makers, funders and journals.
This will be the first time this conference will be held in Africa and hence we are really hoping that many African colleagues will avail themselves of the opportunity to attend this conference and network with colleagues from around the globe.
Cape Town as a city has a vast amount to offer visitors and we are confident that it is a destination that conference attendees will be excited to visit.
The Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) is in the centre of Cape Town adjacent to the Waterfront precinct and surrounded by several large hotels, all within walking distance of this venue.
The City of Cape Town also has a good public transport system in the form of the MyCity bus service and Uber is well developed and accessible in Cape Town. The current weak Rand also makes Cape Town a very affordable destination.
Dr. Lyn Horn
Director, Office of Research Integrity, University of Cape Town
Prof. Lex M Bouter
Prof of Methodology and Integrity, Vrije University, Amsterdam and Chair of WCRI Foundation Board
Dr. Sabine Kleinert
Senior Executive Editor, The Lancet.
Abstract submissions open on 15 July 2020
The preliminary draft conference programme will be available on 15 July 2020
Deadline for abstract submissions & travel grant applications is 15 October 2020
Notifications of acceptance of abstracts & travel grants will be made available on 15 February 2021
This web page will evolve in the coming months as we are able to add information about the programme, pre-conference workshops, etcetera, so do keep visiting this page and also register your contact details so we can add you to our mailing list for important conference alerts.