Krista Varantola is member of the Council of Finnish Academies and of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. She is Professor and Rector Emerita of the University of Tampere in Finland. Her academic field is English linguistics. She is currently Chair of the University Board of the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. Varantola has a long-standing interest in research integrity. She chaired the National Board on Research Integrity in Finland for nine years and acts currently in an expert role on the Board. She is also member of the ALLEA Permanent Working Group on Science & Ethics and was one of the drafting group members for The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. She also acts in an advisory role in a number EU funded research projects related to research integrity. Since 2016 she is part of the ALLEA Board and was reelected in 2020 for a third two-year term.