Research Ethics

EPFL is fully committed to the respect of ethical standards in research in order to protect those involved in research and to promote scientific integrity.

EPFL fosters a culture of scientific integrity that embraces the principles laid down in research ethics and institutional guidelines, and in national and international regulations. This is done by providing support to researchers on ethical issues and compliance requirements, and by raising awareness of good scientific practice.

 EPFL Course on Research Integrity

Duration: 2h

Passing grade: 80%

The course covers the fundamentals of research integrity and good scientific practices in Switzerland and beyond.

The course is part of the EPFL ESSENTIALS internal trainings.

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Information, resources and guidance on ethics compliance requirements for research projects.

Human Research Ethics Committee

Ethical review of research projects carried out by EPFL researchers and involving human participants and/or personal data.

Animal Research Ethics Committee

Ethical review of animal experiments conducted abroad by EPFL researchers.


Research integrity

Policies and guidelines regarding research integrity standards for EPFL researchers in all disciplines.

Research misconduct

Information and procedures for the reporting of research misconduct and plagiarism.


Research Office

Av. Auguste-Piccard 1

CH – 1015 Lausanne

Contact: [email protected]

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