Research Integrity


European Code of Conduct

European Code of Conduct on Research Integrity

    The European Code of Conduct on Research Integrity
    (joint ALLEA-ESF publication), 2011


ALLEA Standing Committee on Science and Ethics: selection of documents consulted for the Code of Conduct on Research Integrity; author: P. Drenth)
ALLEA Pre-conference Seminar, Singapore, 21 July 2010

Links to relevant ALLEA documents
 P. Drenth, Scientific Integrity and social responsibility; the role of Academies of Sciences, ALLEA Annual Report 2005 (pp. 9-20)
 Memorandum on Scientific Integrity, ALLEA 2003 

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Links to relevant documents on ALLEA Member Academies' websites
Czech Republic

Code of Ethics for Researchers of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Estonian Academy of Sciences (2002). Code of Ethics for Estonian Scientists

Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK): Responsible conduct of research and procedures for handling allegations of misconduct in Finland (2012)

German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE)
Richtlinien zur Sicherung guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis an der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften

Science Ethics Code of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest 2010

RIA - Ensuring integrity in Irish research

Latvian Academy of Sciences and Latvian Council of Science (2007). The Scientist's Code of Ethics

q  P. Drenth (ed.), Wetenschappelijke integriteit (2010)
q  Scientific Integrity Memorandum (2001)
q  The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Scientific Practice

q  National regulations on ethics and research in Poland. EC, 2005
q  Good Practice for Scientific Research - Recommendations (2004)
q  Committee on Ethics in Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences - Good manners in Science (2001). 

q  Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Integrity in scientific research; Principles and Procedures, January 2008.
q  Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Wissenschaftliche Integritšt (presentation) 
q  Regelungen der schweizerischen Universitšten und Hochschulen

United Kingdom
 British Academy Submission to RCUK consultation on 'A Code of Conduct and Policy on the Governance of Good Research Conduct', 2008 

q  Council of Europe: Steering Committee on Bioethics (CDBI)
 European Science Foundation MO Forum: Fostering Research Integrity in Europe (2010)
European Science Foundation: Stewards of Integrity. Institutional Approaches to Promote and Safeguard Good Research Practice in Europe (2008)
ESF-ORI Science Policy Briefing - Research Integrity: global responsibility to foster common standards (2007)
EC Expert Group: "Integrity in Research -A Rationale for Community Action" - Final report (2007)
 European Commission: Codes of conduct: standards for ethics in research (K. Evers, 2003)
ESF Policy Briefing No.10: “Good scientific practice in research and scholarship” (2000)
q  European Ethics Documentation Centre
q  European Information Network - Ethics in medicine and Biotechnology

Other relevant documents
RCUK Policy and Code of Conduct on the Governance of Good Research Conduct, July 2009 
 DFG: Sicherung guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis / Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice, 1998. 
DFG: Recommendations of the Commission on Professional Self Regulation in Science. Proposals for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice, January, 1998
q  Codex: Rules and Guidelines for Research

 Singapore Statement on Research Integrity (22 September 2010)
q 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, 2010 
q ALLEA Pre-conference Seminar, Singapore, 21 July 2010
q  ICSU: Science and society: rights and responsibilities, July 2005
OECD - Investigating Research Misconduct. A Practical Guide (2009)
OECD “Unofficial Report on Best Practices for Ensuring Scientific Integrity and Preventing Misconduct”, 2007. 
OECD Co-ordinating Committee for Facilitating International Research Misconduct Investigations. Final Report (2007)
OECD: consensus report on "Best Practices for Ensuring Scientific Integrity and Preventing Misconduct" (2007)
 1st World Conference on Research Integrity, Lisbon 2007: Official Final Report 
Science Council of Japan: Code of Conduct for Scientists (2006)
 Science Council of Japan: Scientific Misconduct and its Prevention (2005)  
q  US. Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) Project for Scholarly Integrity
q  Office of Research Integrity of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
q  US Government, Department of the Interior, Integrity of Scientific and Scholarly Activities
US Memorandum Director OSTP Scientific Integrity (2010)
Honesty, Accountability and Trust: Fostering Research Integrity in Canada (2010)
q  First Brazilian Meeting on Research Integrity, Science and Publication Ethics, December 2010

Relevant links
q  11th conference of the International Association of Bioethics: THINKING AHEAD, Bioethics and the Future, and the Future of Bioethics, 26-29 June 2012
q  UNESCO: Code of conduct social science research (P. de Guchteneire). 2006  
q  UNESCO: Declaration on universal norms on bioethics, 2005
q  UNESCO: Global Ethics Observatory
q  UNESCO: World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) 
q  UNESCO: International Bioethics Committee (IBC) 
q  UNESCO: Division of Ethics of Science and Technology, Interim analysis of codes of conduct and codes of ethics (Sept. 2006)
q  Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Guidelines on good publication practice. The Cope  Report, 2003

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