EPFL is fully committed to the promotion of high ethical standards in research in order to protect those involved in research and to promote high scientific quality.
Research, in all domains, is an important activity of every human society and represents a major commitment on the part of the various people involved, whether in the public or private sector. Research results constitute the basis for political and technical decisions, both at government level and in the private sector. Consequently, it is essential that the research itself be conducted with integrity, in a responsible manner and in accordance with high ethical standards.
The promotion of an ethics culture at EPFL includes the provision of information and support to researchers on research ethics and ethical approval requirements.
Information, resources and guidance on ethics compliance requirements for research projects.
Ethical approval for research projects involving human participants and (personal) data from the EPFL HREC.
The EPFL Animal Research Ethics Committee (AREC) performs an ethical review of animal experiments conducted abroad by EPFL researchers.