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Maria Kowalczuk

Research Integrity Manager

Maria obtained a PhD in Bioinformatics and Genomics at the University of Wroclaw, Poland in 2002 and held a permanent position there. In 2006 she joined BMC as an in-house Editor for a number of BMC series biology journals. In 2010 Maria moved to the Biology and Medical Editors team and in 2014 she was appointed Biology Editor in BMC’s Research Integrity Group which in 2017 was restructured to become Springer Nature Research Integrity Group.

In her current role as Research Integrity Manager, Maria oversees a team of Research Integrity Advisers who support in-house staff and external editors across Springer Nature in ensuring adherence to editorial best practice and standards in peer review. Maria continues to take part in debates, meetings and conferences related to research integrity and publication ethics. Maria is also a co-Editor-in-Chief of the Research and Publication Ethics section of Research Integrity and Peer Review.