Science Integrity

Science Integrity

Chair     : Dr Chau De Ming

Co-chair: Associate Professor Dr ‪Kesaven Bhubalan


The objective of this working group is to foster a culture of research integrity in Malaysia through its various initiatives and programmes.  The flagship programme of this working group is the YSN-ASM Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Programme, which collaborates with various partners to organise many initiatives to promote research integrity.

Highlight (2021)

  • National Survey on Responsible Conduct of Research – Malaysia
  • The objective of this survey is to landscape the experience of researchers in Malaysia in dealing with issues pertaining to research integrity and their attitude towards detrimental research practices. Through this survey, we hope to inform strategic frameworks and policies that will foster research integrity in Malaysia.
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Activities Overview 

  1. Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops
  2. YSN-ASM RCR Training-of-Instructors Programme
  3. ASEAN RCR Workshop
  4. Development of Second Edition of Malaysian Educational Module on RCR
  5. National Survey on Responsible Conduct of Research among Researchers in Malaysia

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops


We organise RCR workshops to create awareness on RCR as well as to promote ethical value and professional norms in conducting research. Our target audience are all researchers in Malaysia. We recently conducted a 3-day RCR workshop at the Faculty of Medicine of University Malaya. We will conduct another workshop from the 3rd-6th of September 2019, in collaboration with Akademi Kepimpinan Pendidikan Tinggi (AKEPT) Malaysia.

YSN-ASM RCR Training-of-Instructors Programme

The Science Integrity Working Group established this programme to train more RCR instructors. Trainees are given facilitator training and active learning-pedagogy training. Trainees will also be equipped with up-to-date knowledge on RCR. Those who have successfully completed this programme will become YSN-ASM-Certified RCR Instructors.

ASEAN RCR Workshop

The Science Integrity Working Group will be co-organising an ASEAN RCR workshop from the 11-13th of December 2019, in Kuala Lumpur. The aim of this workshop is to promote RCR awareness to researchers in the ASEAN region and to train RCR instructors in the region.

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Development of Second Edition of Malaysian Educational Module on RCR

We published the first Malaysian Educational Module on RCR in 2018, which can be accessed online at: Please contact ASM if you wish to purchase this Module. We will be revising this module with updated content, new case studies and active learning pedagogy.


  • Dr Chau De Ming, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • AP Dr Thahira Begum, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Dr Chai Lay Ching, University Malaya
  • Professor Dr Abhi Veerakumarasivam, Sunway University
  • Dr Manraj Singh Cheema, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Dr Chan Soon Choy, Perdana University
  • Dr Ho Wai Shin, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Dr Razinah Sharif, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Dr Lee Hooi ling, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • AP Dr Sumathi Setupathi, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
  • AP Dr Ong Boon Hoong, University Malaya
  • Dr Mohd Ghows Mohd Azzam, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Dr Saleha Shahar, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Dr Mas Jaffri, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Dr Sarah Othman, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Dr Phan Chia Wei, University Malaya
  • Dr Tee Kok Keng, University Malaya
  • AP Dr Tan Yee shin, University Malaya
  • AP Dr Pasupuleti Visweswara Rao, Universiti Sabah Malaysia