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

  1. Respect human dignity and privacy of patients and human subjects.


  1. Ensure proper safeguarding of all confidential information, including information pertinent to patients, subjects, commercial entities, and trade secrets.


  1. Promote a culture of cost‐effectiveness.
  2. Support the preservation of a healthy environment.


  1. Engage in research aimed at advancing the contribution of science and technology to improving healthcare provision.
  2. Report research results with scientific integrity and proper due credit.
  3. Observe the rights of human research subjects and strive for a balance between benefits and potential harm.
  4. Ensure a responsible and humane use of animals in research.
  5. Conduct clinical research studies in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Clinical Practices (GCP).


  1. 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.
  2. Encourage a culture of knowledge exchange and mentorship.
  3. Avoid or properly disclose conflicts of interest.


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