The public entrusts the scientific community with the responsibility for undertaking high quality scientific research. In hand with this responsibility comes the expectation that this research work is always done in good faith, with honesty and integrity.
On Wednesday October 5, the directors of the PRBB and the seven research centres located in the park signed their adherence to the new edition of the Code of Good Scientific Practice.
The Code sets out the norms and quality standards expected of a scientist today. Fourteen years after it was first established at the PRBB, a 5th edition with substantial changes has just been published. The aim of the code is to create an environment conducive to high-quality research and prevent problems from arising in relation to the integrity of scientists in their work.
In order to update the Code, about a year ago a GSP working group was created with representation of all centres. This group has dedicated the last months to update this set of norms, while sharing learning and good practice in scientific integrity amongst the centres.