Commission for Ethics in Science
The Commission of Research Integrity has been established by the Act of the Parliament of April 2010 on the Polish Academy of Sciences. Candidates for membership are nominated by scientific institutions and universities. Commission numbers 9 persons, titular professors elected for the 4 year term by the General Assembly of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The Commission of Research Integrity is the only institution which can investigate and evaluate cases of research misconduct in the entire country in all scientific units.
ENRIO member since
Legally based (Act of the Parliament on the Polish Academy of Sciences), part of the Polish Academy of Sciences but working for all science and academic institutions in Poland. The Commission mandate is defined in Art. 39, Act of the Parliament of April 2010 on the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The major tasks of the Commission for Research Integrity is promotion of good manners in science and expressing opinions on submitted cases concerning a breach of ethics in science by members of staff of higher education institutes , scientific units of the Academy and research institutes.
The Commission deals with cases of alleged misconduct but does not undertake specific investigations, rather trying to identify the specific nature of a problem and urging respective authorities to address and solve a given problem.
The Commission has prepared Code of Conduct of a Scientist published in 2012 and recently updated.
Promoting Research Integrity
The Commission holds periodical meetings in major academic Polish centers meeting with local academic and scientific authorities discussing current major issues related to ethics in science and scientific integrity.
Organization of international seminars addressing current relevant ethical problems (eg May 19, 2017: conference on legal, administrative and ethical aspects of experimental therapy).
Other tasks: Scientific integrity courses
Scientific integrity courses for medical students and PhD students
Prof. A. Zoll
Commission for Ethics in Science, PKiN
Palace of Culture and Science
pl. Defilad 1
00-901 Warsaw - Poland