Universal ethical code for scientists
- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Part of:
- Science in government
- First published:
- 12 September 2007
Statement of the values and responsibilities of scientists.
Ref: BIS/07/1430 PDF, 106KB, 2 pages
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The universal ethical code is a public statement of the values and responsibilities of scientists. It has 3 main aims:
- to encourage ethical research
- to get scientists thinking about the implications and impacts of their work
- to support communication between scientists and the public on complex and challenging issues
The code is not mandatory but scientists and institutions are encouraged to reflect on and debate how these guidelines may relate to their own work.
Published: 12 September 2007