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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 weekly 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 from media

Campaign for Air France
After animal groups has targeted the only airline shipping pimates to be used for research, the Foundation for Biomedical Research has started a campaign in support of the company. Read more »

Plus: LA Weekly has written an article on this issue

STAP Cell Research Paper Investigation
Allegations and concerns over two cell research articles in Nature by researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), have been investigated by a committee that claims misconduct took place (RIKEN). Read more »

Ill-informed arguments about animal research
Claiming that animals are poor predictors of human responses to drugs fundamentally misunderstands how animals are used; to test the safety of the drug, not its efficacy (The Parliament).
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Trust dependent on more than guidelines
Research ethics risks developing into institutionalized distrust - something that threatens researchers' moral competence and integrity, scholars at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics say (Uppsala University). Read more »

EP Vote On Compulsory CT Data Publishing
The European Parliament is scheduled to vote on 3 April on amended draft legislation that would oblige pharmaceutical companies to publish all clinical trial data in a publicly accessible database (Intellectual Property Watch). Read more »

E.U. Privacy Protection Bill Would Hamper Research
Biomedical researchers in Europe are worried about provisions to make it more difficult to use patients' data without their consent. That would render some important studies impractical or impossible, scientists say (Science). Read more »

US scientists covered up Japanese war crimes
How US scientists led a campaign to grant immunity from prosecution for Japanese doctors guilty of horrendous crimes (BioEdge). Read more »

More open access journals
After Nature having created one, now the publisher of Science is to launch its first open-access journal in early 2015 (Nature newsblog). Read more »

Acid-bath stem-cell study under investigation
Japanese research institute launches inquiry after allegations of irregularities in blockbuster papers (Nature News). Read more »

Elsevier opens its papers to text-mining
Researchers welcome easier access for harvesting content, but some spurn tight controls (Nature News). Read more »

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Last updated: 2014-04-22
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