The 11th Decree of China's Ministry of Science and Technology was put into effect in January.
The Decree, called "Trial Measures against Research Misconducts in National Science and Technology Program", is aimed at decreasing the likelihood of research misconduct in China.
MOST says it has made various preparations for setting up specific organizations and the working mechanisms to carry out the Measures. Efforts have been made to establish a Department Joint Meeting for Research Integrity and Expert Consultancy Committee as well as to formulate specific rules of implementing the Measures.
MOST will also soon publish on its website the channels, procedures and working regulations on reporting research misconduct in China.
MOST says the measures have won positive responses from the science and technology community and other social circles. Ultimately, they are aimed at creating a transparent working environment for researchers to work and to help bolster China's ability to compete against companies around the world.