Lifecycle of research consists of planning, doing, publishing and reuse.

The articles on this website provide information on the processes behind research-based knowledge: the production, publication, and evaluation of research on the basis of reliable and responsible practices accepted in the research community. In order for science and research to benefit society, every stage of the research process must be carried out in a responsible manner.

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In commissioned research, the interests of the scientific community and the business world may pull in different directions, and it is vital to agree on these in advance.


Who should be asked to give consent when research concerns children or young people? How to ensure that a child knows what consent involves?


In science publishing, questions relating to authorship may once more become a topic of debate.


The responsible researcher and responsible research should operate in interaction with the rest of society.


Pre-emptive ethics is a tool that can be used to systematically identify and resolve issues of research ethics as a community.


In decision-making, attention should be paid to up-to-date expert information in all its diversity.


There is much less objective information in the world that we might think. What we do find is a number of well-founded alternative viewpoints.


Transparency regarding reseachers’ potential conflicts of interest is important in order to retain the trust of society and citizens in science.


ImagOA - Open Science and Use of Images is a guide for using images in the era of open science.


Legislation aims to ensure that clinical research uses competent methods, produces reliable results and is ethically acceptable.


Links to guidelines and codes for responsible publishing.


Checklist helps participants in a research project to agree on authorship at every stage of the research.