Code of Conduct for Research Integrity
The mission of the College is to promote integrity and excellence in the practice of research. In doing so, the College has a responsibility to ensure that all research carried out under its umbrella is conducted to the highest standard in accordance with the law and public interest.
The College follows the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.
All research activities are based on fundamental principles of research integrity:
All Researchers should:
Researches must follow the guidelines and regulations of the Cyprus department of Registrar, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
Ethics for Researchers
The College follows The European Charter Of Fundamental Rights.
Taking into account the ethical aspects of research practices have a particular significance in the European legal framework as the European Union is founded on a common ground of shared values laid out in the European Charter of Fundamental Rights.
The Charter recognises a range of personal, civil, political, economic and social rights. The Cologne European Council of June 1999 entrusted the task of drafting a charter to a convention. The Lisbon Treaty incorporates the Charter into the Treaty on the European Union, giving the charter an equal legal effect, and states that all European legislation needs to conform to the principles of the Charter. Consequently, this also applies to the European research policy. The European Charter of Fundamental Rights contains several principles which can be relevant in the context of research. These principles form the basis of important ethics guidelines but also support the conduct of research.
Article 3 – Right to the integrity of the person
Everyone has the right to respect for his or her physical and mental integrity.
In the fields of medicine and biology, the following must be respected in particular:
the free and informed consent of the person concerned, according to the procedures laid down by law.
the prohibition of eugenic practices, in particular those aiming at the selection of persons;
the prohibition on making the human body and its parts as such a source of financial gain;
the prohibition of the reproductive cloning of human beings.
Article 8 – Protection of Personal Data
Everyone has the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her.
Such data must be processed fairly for specified purposes and on the basis of the consent of
the person concerned or some other legitimate basis laid down by law. Everyone has the
right of access to data which has been collected
concerning him or her, and the right to have it rectified.
Compliance with these rules shall be subject to control by an independent authority.