European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO)

The office of the German Research Ombudsman has become a member of ENRIO – the European Network of Research Integrity Offices in 2010. Every year, ENRIO is organizing two network meetings for the member offices in different European cities.

Since March 2019, the head of office of the German Research Ombudsman, Dr. Hjördis Czesnick, acts as Vice Chair in the ENRIO Board. Dr. Sanna Kaisa Spoof, head of the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK), is currently the Chair of ENRIO. Second Vice Chair is Dr. Maura Hiney from the Health Research Board, Irland.

The idea to found a European network came up in 2007 during the World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI). The first meeting of several members of European research integrity offices happened in 2008. This happened to be the founding assembly of the network which since has continuously grown and gained more members all over Europe. In agreement with the Ombudsman Committee, the former head of office of the German Research Ombudsman, Helga Nolte, joined the network in 2010.

Here, you can find a list of all current member states. Based on a survey among all member offices, ENRIO has also developed Country Reports which explain the countries’ research integrity structures in detail.

Find out more about ENRIO’s principles and activities, and the history of the network on ENRIO’s website You also find a comprehensive collection of international literature on research integrity.

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