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Responsible Research

As one of its guiding principles, i3S is committed to upholding responsible conduct of research and of service provision. Responsible conduct of research is defined as scientific investigation practiced with integrity, by applying professional norms and ethical principles in all the activities related to scientific research. To foster this commitment, a set of structures and mechanisms is in place to promote and ensure a proper internal code of conduct, as well as an organizational culture that observes unanimously accepted guidelines in ethical and responsible conduct of research. Public trust in science and the quality of scientific research are clearly based on Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research. Therefore, education and life-long training in this area is essential not only in the preparation of future scientists, but also throughout the career of all scientists.