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TITLE Opinion on research ethics in the biological sciences   reseth-opin-en.pdf (56.7 KB)
Document ID LIB625
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 23/05/2008
Original language of the document Greek
Full text available in EN (56.7 KB) and EL (101.5 KB)
Document produced by Hellenic National Bioethics Commission organisation visiting card
Document requested by Hellenic National Bioethics Commission organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Marianna DRACOPOULOU
Hellenic National Bioethics Commission
(07/07/2009)
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Fundamental rights and ethics

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Short description  In the Opinion on the Research Ethics of Biological Sciences, the Commission visited a subject that is widely debated by scientists as well as the general public. Several incidences of improper conduct in science have been uncovered over the years. The roots of the problem seem to be, among else, the way science is organized and conducted in large institutions and the dependence of research on external sponsors. For biological sciences in particular, the effects of improper conduct is more likely to have adverse reactions for society, public health and the environment. In this opinion the Commission analyses the issues of ethics in biological sciences recognizing the freedom of research but also that society supports science and expects to benefit from it.

[research ethics] [freddom of research] [good research practice] [ethics code]
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  In the Opinion on the Research Ethics of Biological Sciences, the Commission visited a subject that is widely debated by scientists as well as the general public. Several incidences of improper conduct in science have been uncovered over the years. The roots of the problem seem to be, among else, the way science is organized and conducted in large institutions and the dependence of research on ext ...

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Abstract in the original language (focusing on the key recommendations)  Η ηθική της έρευνας, ως γενικότερος προβληματισμός, απασχολεί τα τελευταία χρόνια τόσο τους επιστήμονες όσο και το ευρύ κοινό. Ο τρόπος διενέργειας της σύγχρονης έρευνας, με έντονα τα στοιχεία της «βιομηχανικής» της οργάνωσης σε μεγάλες μονάδες και της στενής σύνδεσής της με την οικονομία, αποδεικνύεται ότι μπορεί να ευνοήσει φαινόμενα αθέμιτης συμπεριφοράς, που καταλήγουν να βλάψουν τους σκοπούς ...

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