The Need for a Code of Conduct for Research Funders: Commentary on Values in University-Industry Collaborations: The Case of Academics Working at Universities of Technology

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Abstract

In addition to a code of conduct for researchers, it is desirable to implement a code of conduct for funders of research. This is because researchers often behave unethically as a result of direct and/or indirect pressure from funders. The paper provides an expansion of the first proposal for such a code of conduct and includes several elements such as “policy relevant research should not be contracted and supervised by a client with an interest in the outcomes”, and “policy relevant research should always be examined by an independent institute”.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1657-1660
Number of pages4
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Code of conduct
  • Research
  • Research ethics
  • Research funders

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