Good scientific practise and research ethics

The University of Vaasa has approved guidelines on good scientific practice and methods for handling infringements, drafted by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity, to assist researchers in their work. In addition, the University of Vaasa is committed to following the ethical principles of the humanities, social sciences and behavioural sciences, drafted by the advisory board, in all its operations.

The TENK website defines a researcher's professional skills in the following way: "A researcher's professionalism can be divided into the management of the knowledge and research methods required by each discipline and professional integrity, which together constitute good scientific practice. The entire scientific community is responsible for following good scientific practices."

There is the open learning area for research ethics available to all the researchers of the University of Vaasa. Also the Graduate School arranges courses for doctoral students as a part of their research training.

University of Vaasa has committed on the set of recommendations on the ethical principles to be followed as well as a proposal for arranging ethical review. What ethical review means is advance scrutiny and evaluation of a research plan in the light of the ethical practices generally followed in that particular discipline of science, with special emphasis on preventing any harm that the research or its results might cause to the research subject.

  • If you want to gather research data from the University of Vaasa or from its personnel, you will need a research permit . Research permit requests are send to Vice-director of Research Services Virpi Juppo, who takes care of the process and informs the applicant.
  • Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity Advisor in case of research integrity is the Vice-director of Research Services and Graduate School Virpi Juppo.
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