Code of Conduct

Responsible Research and Innovation

Code of Conduct

Scientific research work must always be conducted in good faith, with honesty and integrity, and be based on sound ethical principles. These principles include freedom and autonomy of research, respect to human dignity, the acceptance of responsibilities towards society during scientific activity, and that research must be transparent. Society entrusts the scientific community with the responsibility for undertaking high quality scientific research, and in hand with this responsibility comes the expectation that research work is always done according to those principles.

CRAG fully adheres to the Code of Good Scientific Practices of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), which has been enhanced with additional norms and recommendations specific to the Centre. In addition, and as a CERCA research Centre, CRAG also adheres to the Code of Conduct of the CERCA Institution.

The aim of these Codes is to support an environment conducive to high-quality research, to establish rules and guidelines regarding the integrity of members of the CRAG community in their daily work, and to prevent problems from arising or that scientific integrity be called into question.

These Codes complement CRAG policies and official documents such as those for health and safety, working conditions, or management of information and finances or of intellectual property, and do not replace them.

These codes are in line with the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity recognised by European institutions.