The Academy requires the research it funds to be conducted in an ethical manner. Please see the RIA Code of Conduct for Research Integrity for all details.
RIA staff, external collaborators, and grant applicants must indicate whether their proposed research raises any special ethical issues, and, where appropriate, must confirm that they have secured approval for the proposed research from their respective institution’s Research Ethics Committee (or its equivalent).
Independent researchers without access to formal ethical scrutiny and approval must briefly describe any potential ethical issues as defined in publications by authoritative bodies, one such being the manual on Ethics Self-assessment provided by the EU Commission. They must explain how any such issues will be addressed. The independent researcher's ethics selfassessment and proposed plan for managing ethics issues will be reviewed by an Ethics panel convened by the RIO, to include the RIO, the Vice-President for Research, one to two experts in the principal research field(s), and, where applicable, the RIA leader of the collaborative research project in which the independent researcher proposes to engage.
All researchers should be aware of the legal requirements that regulate their work.