The document serves the European research community as a framework for self-regulation across all scientific and scholarly disciplines and for all research settings. It is recognised by the European Commission as reference for all EU-funded research projects and as a model for organisations and researchers across Europe.
The overall objective of the publication is to empower individual researchers and a variety of research bodies, funding agencies and publishers by creating a common understanding of how research should be conducted. It sets out principles of research integrity, criteria for good research practice, and describes how to prevent violations of research integrity.
The Code of Conduct sets out principles of research integrity, criteria for good research practice, and describes how to prevent violations of research integrity.
The revision addresses emerging challenges emanating from technological developments, open science, citizen science and social media, among other areas revision is motivated by current developments in the European research funding and regulatory landscape, changing institutional responsibilities, and evolving review procedures.
In addition, the Code of Conduct is applicable to expanding open access publishing, and the use of digital repositories, and takes into account new ways of communicating science and involving citizens in research. Read more
The Code of Conduct will be available in official EU languages thanks to the the European Commission’s Translational Services and the support of ALLEA Member Academies. Finalised translations will be made available here. Translations to other official EU languages will be released in the coming months.
- Europese gedragscode voor wetenschappelijke integriteit (Dutch)
- Code de conduite européen pour l’intégrité en recherche (French)
- A kutatási integritás európai magatartási kódexe (Hungarian)
- Código Europeo de Conducta para la Integridad en la Investigación (Spanish)
The above translations were made possible with the kind collaboration of the following Member Academies:
- Académie des Sciences
- Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- Institute of Catalan Studies
- Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona
- Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
- Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
An external authorised translation into Turkish was produced by the ALLEA Member Academy Bilim Akademisi on June 2017.