UiO's 10 commandements for ethical practice in research
Adopted by the University Board on 21 June, 2007
- You shall be guided by the rights and duties spelled out in the Law of Academic Freedom.
- You shall know that honesty is an absolute requisite for scientific work.
- You shall act in accordance with ethical guidelines for your area of research.
- You shall give due recognition to colleagues and sources that have aided your own investigation.
- You shall, if at all possible, participate in collegial analysis and communication of methods and results.
- You shall be prepared to account for all means and resources that you have received.
- You shall ensure that your scientific results are solid enough to justify your conclusions and that the raw data/materials on which your publications are based remain intact and available.
- You shall adhere to the rules that govern publications in your field.
- You shall strive to be level-headed when you report your results; consequential considerations should include both potential benefits and would-be ethical dilemmas.
- You shall maintain your scientific competency and also seek to improve it.