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  1. Uncertainty, risk, and the precautionary principle

    Research may have far-reaching consequences for health, society, or the environment. It is therefore important that the uncer-tainty and risk that are often accompanying factors when research becomes practical and concrete, are not neglected, and

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  2. Proposed scientific oath

    The research ethics guidelines should be well known in research communities and should especially reach those who are newly recruited into the research community. The guidelines mean that the individual researcher makes a personal commitment. We

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  3. Questioning the ethics in petroleum research

    Questioning the ethics in petroleum research “Universities and research institutions should carry out a thorough review of their petroleum research activities,” says chair of ethics committee. In the last twelve months, there has been a broad

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  4. General guidelines for research ethics

    General guidelines for research ethics Research is of great importance – to individuals, to society and to global development. Research also exercises considerable power at all these levels. For both these reasons, it is essential that research

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  5. The relationship between research and other knowledge-bearers and forms of knowledge

    There are a multitude of types of knowledge in all societies. Professionals as well as laypeople have different kinds of experience-based knowledge. Individuals and local communities may possess specific <i>local knowledge. Traditional

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  6. Dissemination of research to the general public

    Since research fulfils different functions, and researchers also have a general social responsibility, research dissemination and participation in relevant societal debates should be a routine part of research activity.<br><br>Institutions

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  7. The obligations of research to society

    The first three guidelines summarise the obligations of research to society: The obligations of research to society 1 Research has an independent responsibility for the role it plays in social developments. Researchers and research institutions

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  8. Commissioned research, openness and conflicts of interest

    Openness in research and about the role of the researcher are important for ensuring research quality and the community’s trust in research and research results. Extensive commissioned research and external funding of research projects may make it

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  9. Norwegian research gets its Code of ethics

    Norwegian research gets its Code of ethics It is first and foremost meant to be advisory, but failure to comply with several of the guidelines may violate other laws and regulations. Research ethics is a topic usually brought to public attention

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