Science and society

Science and society

Research integrity, clinical health-care gudielines and scientific education in medicine.

Science and society

 Okružje za znanost

Head of research group

Prof. Ana Marušić, MD, PhD


Research focus of Prof. Marušić's group at the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health is evidence-based medicine research and professionalism in health. Research and publications are primarily on the themes of research integrity, research ethics, clinical health-care guidelines and research education in medicine.
Interests and topics: responsible research and innovation, research integrity, research ethics, professionalism in health, evidence-based medicine.

Research grants

Professionalism in Health: Decision making in practice and Science (ProDem)
Lead researcher: Prof. Ana Marušić
Funded by: Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ)
Duration: Jan 2020 - Dec 2023

Professionalism in Health (ProHealth)
Lead researcher: Prof. Ana Marušić
Funded by: Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ)
Project partners:  University of Split Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Catholic University of Croatia, University Hospital of Split
Duration: Oct 2015 - Oct 2019

Higher Education Institution and Responsible Research and Innovation (HEIRRI)
Coordinator: Prof. Gemma Revuelta, University Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
Funding: Horizon 2020
Project partners: University Pompeu Fabra, University of Aarhus, University of Bergen, Vienna Institute for Advanced Sciences, La Caixa Foundation, European association of Science-Technology Centers, Catalan Association of Public Universities, Innovatec.
Duration: Sep 2015 - Aug 2018

Mapping Normative Frameworks for EThics and Integrity of REsearch (EnTIRE)
Coordinator: Prof. GAM Widdershoven, Vrije University Medical Center Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
Funding: Horizon 2020
Project partners: Stichting VUMC, GMBH, Catholic UniversityLeuven, Dublin City University, European University of Madrid, University of Debrecen, University of Oslo, European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC), EUREC office GUG.
Duration: May 2017 - May 2021

Virtue based ethics and Integrity in Research: Thrain the Trainer program for Upholding the principles and practice of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (VIRT2UE)
Coordinator: Prof. GAM Widdershoven, Vrije University Medical Center Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
Funding: Horizon 2020
Project partners: Stichting VUMC, Catholic University Leuven, Austrian Agency for Research Integrity, EUREC, University of Oslo, University of Ankara, National Technical University of Athens, University of Helsinki, University of Latvia, Catholic University of Portugal, University of Insubria, Momkai BV, EUREC office GUG.
Duration: Jun 2018 - Jun 2021
Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity  (SOPs4RI)
Coordinator: Prof. Niels Mejlgaard, University of Aarhus (Denmark)
Fundeding: Horizon 2020
Project partners: University of Aarhus, Stichting VUMC, University of Essex, Austrian Agency for Research Integrity, National Technical University of Athens, University of Leiden, The Health Research Board (Ireland) Catholic University Leuven, London School of Economics and Political Science, European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA), University of Trento, University of Warsaw.
Duration: Jan 2019 - Jan 2022
COST Action New Frontiers of Peer Review (PEERE)
Chair: Prof. Flaminio Squazzoni
Funding: COST
Country representatives: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, North Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Duration: May 2014 - May 2015
Group members
Prof. Ana Marušić, Ph. D., lead researcher  [CV]
Prof. Matko Marušić, Ph. D., researcher [CV]
Prof. Julije Meštrović, Ph. D., researcher   [CV]  
Prof. Livia Puljak, Ph. D., researcher [CV]  
Prof. Darko Hren, Ph. D.,researcher 
​Ass. Prof. Shelly Pranić, Ph. D., researcher [CV
Andrijana Perković Paloš, Ph. D.
Diana Jurić, Ph. D., researcher [CV
Ivan Buljan, Ph. D., researcher [CV]
Lana Barać, Ph. D., researcher [CV
Ana Utrobičić, MLIS
Davor Lukšić, dipl. ing. [CV
Ivana Bokan, M. Sc., doctoral student
Jakov Matas, M. D., doctoral student
Jasna Karačić,M. Sc., doctoral student [CV]​
Marin Viđak, M. D., doctoral student
Rea Ščepanović, mag. iur., doctoral student
Ružica Tokalić, M. D., doctoral student [CV]
Slavica Jurić Petričević, M. D.
Vicko Tomić, M. Sc., doctoral student [CV]


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