Good Scientific Practice

Scientists in lab

The research conducted at SCIENCE must be of a high quality and credibility. One step in creating credible, high quality research is to meet the principles of good scientific and ethical practice.

Principles for good scientific practice at SCIENCE
SCIENCES wishes to comply with the international values and standards of good scientific practice and joins The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity:

The European Codes eight principles: SCIENCE's corresponding principles

1. Reliability in performing research

2. Objectivity

3. Duty of care

4. Impartiality and independence

Research must be conducted reliably, objectively, with diligence, impartially and independently.

5. Honesty in communication

6. Fairness in providing references and giving credit

Research must be communicated honestly and with accurate and fair crediting of the research of others.

7. Openness and accessibility

Research must be discussed and exchanged openly and accessibly.

8. Responsibility for the scientists and researchers of the future

Research must be led with responsibility of training of future researchers.

These overall principles together with the Vancouver rules for authorship make up the guidelines for good scientific practice at SCIENCE.

Since research is increasingly being conducted by research groups that are often composed across traditional scientific disciplines it is of the utmost importance that you always pay attention to qualification for co-authorship. This is among the reasons why SCIENCE has appointed two 'named persons' who among other things will counsel regarding uncertainties concerning the conduct of research, hereunder co-authorships.

Efficient and secure handling of research data is of of crucial importance in order to support world class research and is furthermore an important part of good scientific practice.