Welcome to the CODEX website - rules and guidelines for research
This website's aim is to give researchers and other interested parties access to and information on the guidelines, ethics codes and laws that regulate and place ethical demands on the research process. One can search for a specific document or ones originating from a certain author ("Rules and guidelines"). Short introductions to issues in research ethics create a certain coherence and help those looking for a quick overview ("About research ethics"). There are weekly news updates from the world of research ethics.
CODEX addresses first and foremost those who are actively involved in research, but also the interested public. Thus, no special previous knowledge is needed to understand the website's contents. We graciously accept corrections and suggestions for additions - and please tell us when finding broken links.
Dealing with research misconduct
Reconsider the present system for reporting and investigating research misconduct, say the Research Council and SUHF in a common petitition to the Swedish Government (Vetenskapsrådet).
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Threats common for animal experimentists
Burned cars, home visits and angry calls are everyday experiences for researchers experimenting with animals, but the police has no action plan for putting an end to this. Academia and industry are now fed up and want stronger efforts (LifeScience Sweden).
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Pushes for more transparency
The EU Commission's proposed revision on the Clinical Trials Directive is important, but does not go far enough, says the Cochrane Collaboration, which advocates more transparency in clinical trials (EurActiv). Read more »
EU stops sharing of Humira-data
EMA, working for greater transparency, has been ordered to not release raw data from clinical studies by the EU court (Life Science Sweden). Read more »
No longer need for review
From the 1st of March there is no longer any obligatory reporting of certain research projects to the Data Inspection Board for pre-review (Etikprövningsnämnderna). Read more »
Prison sentence for research misconduct
A man in the UK is sentenced to three months in prison for manipulating preclinical data that was used for clinical trials (Life Science Sweden). Read more »