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Codes of conduct, Standards for ethics in research

Funded under: FP6-SOCIETY


Kathinka Evers from Sweden has conducted for the European Commission (DG Research) a study to collect existing codes of conduct that apply to researchers or research organisations and any other type of ethical standard for science. The study aims to give an overview of commitments of science organisations that promote awareness of researchers. The study describes different types of codes and the arguments why ethical standards should be issued. Some criteria on how to measure excellence are proposed and two examples are given. Summary information is given on 65 European research-ethical standards drawn from 15 countries.

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Authors: EVERS K, Uppsala University, Uppsala (SE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21263 EN (2004), 46 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-21263-EN-D Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-6620-0
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