The School's ethics code provides a guideline for conducting research of the highest scientific and ethical standards.
The School of Informatics has given itself the following ethics code (endorsed by the Planning and Resources Committee, the Research Advisory Committee, and the General Meeting):
This code is adapted from the BBC report of the seven principles of the universal ethical code for scientists. These principles are aimed at building trust between scientists and society, and were proposed by Prof. Sir David King, Chief Scientific Advisor to H.M. Government, in September 2007.
The College of Science and Engineering Research Ethics website provides definitive information for research ethics in all Schools within the College.
The School of Informatics, as part of the University of Edinburgh, requires that all research carried out by its members is of the highest scientific and ethical standards, and follows the University's guidelines which are based on those issued by the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO).
This article was published on Sep 10, 2012