International Initiatives on Responsible Science

Since 2011, the United States’ National Academy of Sciences’ Initiatives on Responsible Science have helped develop a culture of responsible conduct of research in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and South and Southeast Asia. Centered around a week-long educational institute, these initiatives use principles of active learning and engagement to provide faculty and researchers with information about responsible science practices and empower them to pass these ideas on to their students and peers. Multiple smaller versions of these programs have arisen from grants provided to attendees through the Initiatives and have spread awareness of these methods of teaching and the importance of developing a culture of research integrity and responsible science.

In the following pages, you can find information on the educational institutes and related workshops, as well as ongoing curriculum development activities in Egypt and Algeria. While we provide this information for your use, if you do so we request that you cite the Initiatives in the following manner: “United States National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. International Initiatives on Responsible Science. Available online (, accessed on month / year.” Please feel free to contact the National Academies staff with any questions.


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