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Research ethics

UiO maintains a strong focus on research ethics, and has prepared a special plan of action for preventing academic dishonesty.


The university is responsible for ensuring that research proceeds in compliance with the regulatory framework laid down in the Act relating to universities and colleges, the Public Administration Act, and the conditions stipulated by external funding sources. Deans and the heads of institutes shall maintain constant vigilance to ensure that the regulations are complied with.

The individual researcher has an independent responsibility to ensure that their research proceeds in accordance with good research practice and recognised scientific and ethical principles, and in compliance with the regulatory framework.

Good research practice

The University Board adopted on 21 June, 2007, UiO's 10 commandements for ethical practice in research to prevent dishonesty in research.

Quality system and routines

To protect test persons and live by the legal imperatives UiO has developed a quality assurance system for health research and routines for privacy protection (Norwegian). In additon, UiO has its own quality assurance system for PhD education (Norwegian). These are tools that make it easy to find the routines to be applied.

Academic dishonesty

UiO has established an internal body to handle questions about academic dishonesty. Forskningsetisk utvalg (Norwegian) is the University's advisory body on research ethics.

Published Mar. 2, 2010 9:58 AM - Last modified Nov. 4, 2021 1:42 PM