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Welcome to the CODEX website - rules and guidelines for research

This website's aim is to give researchers and other interested parties access to and information on the guidelines, ethics codes and laws that regulate and place ethical demands on the research process. One can search for a specific document or ones originating from a certain author ("Rules and guidelines"). Short introductions to issues in research ethics create a certain coherence and help those looking for a quick overview ("About research ethics"). There are regular news updates from the world of research ethics.

CODEX addresses first and foremost those who are actively involved in research, but also the interested public. Thus, no special previous knowledge is needed to understand the website's contents. We graciously accept corrections and suggestions for additions - and please tell us when finding broken links.

Research ethics news

2019-01-20
Research ethics a priority
Research ethics and integrity has become one of the top strategic priorities in doctoral education in Europe, according to a landscape report published by the European University Association’s Council for Doctoral Education (University World News). Read more »


2019-01-07
New authority for uniform ethical review
Now the new ethical review authority has started its work. It aims to make reviewing faster, easier and more uniform, says the new director, Johan Modin (Dagens Medicin). Read more »


2018-12-24
Now all with VR grants need a data management plan
As from spring 2019, if you are awarded a grant from the Swedish Research Council you must have a plan for how the research data generated within your project shall be managed (VR). Read more »


2018-12-17
A pre-submission inquiry with a bribe
A case brought to COPE involves an author-to-be trying to bribe the editor (COPE). Read more »


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Last updated: 2019-01-20
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