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The RESPECT Code of Practice


The RESPECT project will produce a voluntary code of practice which, it is hoped, will be adopted widely within the research community.

The process of developing this code will be a collaborative one, involving broad consultation with professional and academic bodies, experts and user groups throughout Europe in several stages.

The code will have four components, each of which will initially be developed separately to ensure the widest possible inputs from experts. These are:

  • a code of practice on research ethics

  • a code of practice on intellectual property

  • a code of practice on data protection

  • a code of practice on professional standards

In a final process, these will be amalgamated to produce a single final code, which will be published on this website as well as in printed form. It will be published initially in English, French, German and Hungarian, but will also be made available in other European languages if a sufficient demand is expressed.