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1. Upholding scientific standards

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Professional and ethical code Occupational profile
1.a

Ensure factual accuracy and avoid misrepresentation, fabrication, suppression or misinterpretation of data

   
1.b

Take account of the work of colleagues, including research that challenges their own results, and acknowledge fully any debts to previous research as a source of knowledge, data, concepts and methodology

A.1.1 Develop the first outline of the project proposal
A.2.1 Develop the conceptual framework interactively and iteratively
B.1.1 Define the research questions
1.c

Critically question authorities and assumptions to make sure that the selection and formulation of research questions, and the conceptualisation or design of research undertakings, do not predetermine an outcome, and do not exclude unwanted findings from the outset

A.1.1 Develop the first outline of the project proposal
A.2.1 Develop the conceptual framework interactively and iteratively
A.2.5 Edit the final proposal
B.1.1 Define the research questions
1.d

Ensure the use of appropriate methodologies and the availability of the appropriate skills and qualifications in the research team

A.1.2 Find the appropriate partners to work with in the project
A.2.5 Edit the final proposal
B.1.2 Define the concept and workplan for the scientific research
B.2.3 Communicate with partners concerning the scientific assignments
1.e

Demonstrate an awareness of the limitations of the research, including the ways in which the characteristics or values of the researchers may have influenced the research process and outcomes, and report fully on any methodologies used and results obtained (for instance when reporting survey results, mentioning the date, the sample size, the number of non-responses and the probability of error)

B.2.1 Execute the assignment as agreed upon
B.3.1 Report the output of the scientific research
B.3.2 Present the output of the scientific research
B.3.3 Communicate the output of the scientific research activities to the European Commission
1.f

Declare any conflict of interest that may arise in the research funding or design, or in the scientific evaluation of proposals or peer review of colleagues’ work

A.1.3 Decide to participate in the consortium of the project
1.g

Report their qualifications and competences accurately and truthfully to contractors and other interested parties, declare the limitations of their own knowledge and experience when invited to review, referee or evaluate the work of colleagues, and avoid taking on work they are not qualified to carry out

A.1.3 Decide to participate in the consortium of the project
C.1.3 Develop and participate in an international network

1.h

Ensure methodology and findings are open for discussion and full peer review

B.1.2 Define the concept and workplan for the scientific research
B.2.2 Obtain uniformity in the scientific approach of the consortium partners
C.1.3 Develop and participate in an international network
1.i

Ensure that research findings are reported by themselves, the contractor or the funding agency truthfully, accurately, comprehensively and without distortion. In order to avoid misinterpretation of findings and misunderstandings, researchers have a duty to seek the greatest possible clarity of language when imparting research results

B.3.1 Report the output of the scientific research
B.3.2 Present the output of the scientific research
B.3.3 Communicate the output of the scientific research activities to the European Commission
1.j

Ensure that research results are disseminated responsibly and in language that is appropriate and accessible to the target groups for whom the research results are relevant

D.1 Organise an international event
D.2 Disseminate the scientific research results through the project website and/or newsletter
D.3 Fulfil additional efforts to disseminate the scientific research results
1.k

Avoid professional behaviour likely to bring the socio-economic research community into disrepute

A.2.4 Determine time-planning and budget for the realisation of the project
C.1.1 Contribute to the progress of the execution of the project
1.l

Ensure fair and open recruitment and promotion, equality of opportunity and appropriate working conditions for research assistants whom they manage, including interns/stagiaires and research students

A.2.3 Manage the organisational aspects of the project
1.m

Honour their contractual obligations to funders and employers

A.2.2 Take care of the administrative requirements of the final proposal
A.2.4 Determine time-planning and budget for the realisation of the project
C.1.2 Fulfil financial obligations
1.n

Declare the source of funding in any communications about the research

D.1 Organise an international event
D.2 Disseminate the scientific research results through the project website and/or newsletter
D.3 Fulfil additional efforts to disseminate the scientific research results

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