Research ethics - Tampere University of Technology

Research ethics

For scientific research to be ethically acceptable and reliable, the conduct of research must conform to good scientific practice. All researchers and research groups are responsible for ensuring that research complies with the generally accepted ethical principles. The responsibility also lies with the broader scientific community: research groups, researchers and the directors of research groups and research organizations.

The National Advisory Board on Research Ethics appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish scientific community have prepared guidelines for good scientific practice. The guidelines set forth ethical principles for conducting research and specify the procedures for managing allegations of scientific misconduct.

TUT is committed to following the guidelines and raising awareness of research ethics.

TUT is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Tampere region. The committee provides ethical reviews on non-medical research in the human sciences conducted in higher education institutions and research institutions in the area.

Read more about research ethics

Research-ethical legislation and guidelines are available on the Academy of Finland’s website.

National bodies monitoring research ethics:
TENK - The National Advisory Board on Research Ethics
ETENE – The National Advisory Board on Social Welfare and Health Care Ethics
BTNK – The Advisory Board on Biotechnology
GTLK - The Board for Gene Technology

International codes of conduct
Singapore Statement on Research Integrity
The European code of conduct for research integrity

Updated by: Laura Himanen, 16.12.2015 10:39.
Content owner: Himanen Laura
Keywords: science and research, regulations and decisions, working at tut, research ethics, good scientific practice