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Appeals and codes

Appeals and codes

In research ethics it has become common practice that through appeals, declarations and codes, researchers attempt to convince each other to take a stand for or against various research fields and methods. One primary example is Nobel Prize winner Joseph Rotblat's challenge to scientists to sign a type of Hippocratic Oath. Associating oneself with a certain ethical code is naturally completely voluntary and does not constitute a formal commitment. Below is a sample of such appeals, thematically ordered.

Bioethical work and scientific freedom

On striving for excellence in research and reducing waste

Biotech, the environment and sustainable development

Genetics and life's beginnings

Other medical research

Warfare, arms development and peace

Overall appeals and codes, as well as other topics

Last updated: 2020-01-14

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