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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

Temporary research data law criticised
The Data Inspection Board thinks the temporary law for register-based research, in force until December 31 this year, should not be prolonged. Read more »

Yet another example of false peer review
The International Journal of Education and Research is a predatory journal published by the so-called Contemporary Research Center Australia, which is based in Bangladesh. It does a fake peer review, shows Jeffrey Beall. Read more »

Inappropriate manipulation of peer review
Following a thorough investigation, BMC can now provide a further update on their discovery last year of attempts to manipulate the peer review process at several of their journals. Read more »

New act on register research delayed?
Last year, a new act making it possible to build registries for future research use was proposed. Now the law might be delayed (Curie). Read more »

Fortsatt giltighet av lagen (2013:794) om vissa register för forskning om vad arv och miljö betyder för människors hälsa (Ministry of Education)

The Disappearing Links
A recent court ruling in Europe might make it harder to check the validity of scientific literature (Copy, Shake, and Paste). Read more »

Doctor Seeking To Perform Head Transplant
Arthur Caplan finds the idea both "rotten scientifically and lousy ethically" (Forbes). Read more »

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Last updated: 2015-04-27
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