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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

2017-12-07
New code for health data by and for researchers
A code of conduct is being created to help dealing with the new data regulation in the EU. Read more »


2017-11-30
Sweden's new 3R centre opened
Here vou find information on the new 3R centre (Swedish Board of Agriculture). Read more »


2017-11-27
Expert: Make reviews public!
After more than 30 years working with scholarly journals, Irene Hames has some thoughts on how to improve peer review (Retraction Watch). Read more »


2017-11-23
OMICS lost in preliminary court ruling
The Federal Trade Commission in the US has won an initial court ruling against OMICS, which the government says will help stop the academic publisher’s deceptive business practices (Retraction Watch). Read more »


2017-11-20
An alliance for science society publishers
"SSPA members are concerned that the proliferation of perceived high-impact, for-profit journals — most of which are not rooted in the scientific community — is damaging science by diminishing the influence of active, practicing scientists in determining the trajectories of their disciplines" (SSPA). Read more »


2017-11-17
A Nonprofit Alternative to Research Gate
Scholars are planning an alternative site on which to network and share work (Inside Higher Education). Read more »


2017-11-13
Ethical principles for the use of human cellular biotechnologies
A consensus statement (Nature Biotechnlogy). Read more »


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Last updated: 2017-12-07
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