Guidelines by the European Science Foundation (ESF)

Intended to provide an europe-wide reference, this code addresses  the proper conduct and principled practice of systematic research in the medical, natural and social sciences and the humanities. It was established in 2010 by 31 research funding and performing organisations from 22 countries, together with All European Academies (ALLEA).

First document of a series released by different working groups as  a  basis for further  discussions. The ESF presents here the basic ideas for the need to capture information about the progress, productivity and quality of research and whether these systems are already in place or need to be established.

This document describes the complex field of assessing the impact of research. Pros and cons of different methodologies are discussed focusing on impact assessment in relation to public research funding.

The work of this group is the extension of a previous working group on this topic and completed the previous guidelines in respect to research output. e.g. publication, intellectual property, commercialisation…

WHO quality practices

The WHO provides in this handbook guidance for research institutions and individual researchers to improve the quality of their research data. These practices were especially designed for a non-regulatory quality management system. LINK

GSP document by DFG

Proposal for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The first recommendations were published in 1997 with an updated version published in 2013. It builds “the basis for the DFG’s continuing endeavours to accord the highest importance to safeguarding good scientific practice as an essential prerequisite for research and as the core task of self-regulation in research”. LINK