Scientific integrity

High-quality research must uphold high ethical standards. For the SNSF, scientific integrity is a key basic requirement. It thoroughly and carefully examines cases of scientific misconduct.

In research, trust is essential. The key principles of research integrity are honesty, accountability, respect towards colleagues and responsibility towards society. In order to clarify the difficult issues that arise when these principles are violated, and to detect plagiarism and conduct the relevant proceedings, the SNSF has set up its own Research Integrity Commission and Plagiarism Control Group. In addition, together with the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, swissuniversities and Innosuisse, it has provided detailed definitions of research integrity and of correct and fair proceedings in a Code of Conduct.