Ethics is an integral part of research. EMBS has established a code of ethics and the Society supports the requirements for Ethics from the funding organizations EMB typically has a relationship with for conference support.
In addition to the Code of Ethics established by IEEE, the EMBS AdCom approved a Code of Ethics more specific to EMBS needs in regards to human and animal studies and as a guideline for all EMB members to establish its support for ethical conduct in research.
When submitting a manuscript to EMBC or any EMBS sponsored conference, authors will be asked to endorse their support of this guideline.
Code of Ethics
Patients and Human Subjects
- Respect human dignity and privacy of patients and human subjects.
- Ensure proper safeguarding of all confidential information, including information pertinent to patients, subjects, commercial entities, and trade secrets.
- Promote a culture of cost‐effectiveness.
- Support the preservation of a healthy environment.
- Engage in research aimed at advancing the contribution of science and technology to improving healthcare provision.
- Report research results with scientific integrity and proper due credit.
- Observe the rights of human research subjects and strive for a balance between benefits and potential harm.
- Ensure a responsible and humane use of animals in research.
- Conduct clinical research studies in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Clinical Practices (GCP).
- Hold in high regard the inter‐disciplinary nature of healthcare delivery and research. Foster collegial inter‐disciplinary relationships. Respect, value, and acknowledge the contribution of others.
- Encourage a culture of knowledge exchange and mentorship.
- Avoid or properly disclose conflicts of interest.