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2. Compliance with the law

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2.1.2.a

Researchers in socio-economic studies are obliged to protect personal data, ie information on identifiable individuals. In order to prevent misuse of data, data are to be stored properly and adequately (eg, by storing information through which individuals can be identified, separately from the remaining research material). Particular caution is necessary in this context with regard to the risks posed by electronic data processing and data transfer.

B.2.1 Execute the assignment as agreed upon
B.2.2 Obtain uniformity in the scientific approach of the consortium partners
B.2.3 Communicate with partners concerning the scientific assignments
2.1.2.b

Researchers should respect the anonymity, privacy and confidentiality of individuals participating in the research, and ensure that the presentation of data and findings does not allow the identity of individuals participating in a study, or informants, to be disclosed or inferred. Researchers should also ensure that this is also the case in the presentation of findings by contractors, funding agencies or colleagues. In cases where disclosure of the identity of a subject (whether an individual or an organisation) is central and relevant to the research such confidentiality cannot always be guaranteed. In such cases the problem should be addressed in open discussion with research subjects, with the aim of obtaining informed consent to any disclosure.

B.3 Report and deliver the output of the scientific research
D.1 Organise an international event
D.2 Disseminate the scientific research results through the website and/or newsletter of the project
D.3 Fulfil additional efforts to disseminate the scientific research results
       
2.2.2.a

In principle, authorship is reserved for those researchers who have made a significant intellectual contribution to a research project, the writing of a research report or another scholarly piece of work. Seniority and position in a research institution’s hierarchy alone is not sufficient for authorship. Honorary authorship is unacceptable. In cases where several persons collaborate on a research project or publication, the question of authorship and intended use of the results should be discussed, and consensus achieved among participating researchers as early on in the project as possible. The order of authors listed should take account of their respective contributions to the work. All collaborating researchers, whether named as authors of a publication or not, bear responsibility for the contents of the respective publications and the presentation of data and findings in these publications.

A.3.4 Set up a consortium agreement
B.3 Report and deliver the output of the scientific research
D.2 Disseminate the scientific research results through the website and/or newsletter of the project
D.3 Fulfil additional efforts to disseminate the scientific research results
2.2.2.b

Any third parties’ material protected by copyright must be clearly identified and clearly attributable to their original authors, regardless of the form their presentation and quotation might take (except in cases where it is necessary for the original author to remain anonymous; in such instances, however, it must be made clear that the information was provided by an anonymous person). Lack of permission for a given use is considered as theft of intellectual property. Even if material, including data, sources, information or ideas drawn from the work of others is not protected by copyright, it should be identified as third parties’ material. Failure to acknowledge the original authorship of such material, as well as knowingly presenting ideas, methodologies and research findings of others in ways that may lead observers to suppose that they are one’s own, is regarded as plagiarism and is unacceptable.

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.1.2 Define the concept and workplan for the scientific research
B.3.1 Report the output of the scientific research
B.3.3 Communicate the output of the scientific research activities to the European Commission
D.2 Disseminate the scientific research results through the website and/or newsletter of the project
D.3 Fulfil additional efforts to disseminate the scientific research results

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