ZonMw uses its own Code of Conduct on Conflicts of Interest to safeguard the objectivity of its decision-making processes. In principle this code of conduct covers consultation and decision-making with regard to any and all research resources provided under the responsibility of ZonMw.
Other codes of conduct
ZonMw subscribes to the following, additional codes of conduct in so far that these are not in conflict with legal regulations and stipulations. In subscribing to these codes of conduct ZonMw also expects researchers to comply with them in order to secure the scientific integrity of their actions.
This code aims to prevent improper influence by making public the other interests of those involved in the creation of scientific advisory reports and medical guidelines.
This code gives guidelines for researchers performing experiments that involve animals.
This code is directed towards preventing the misuse of research knowledge to develop biological or toxic weapons (the so-called ‘dual use’ issue). Grant applicants must inform ProjectNet whether the dissemination of information contained in their grant application would carry a risk of dual use.
This code of conduct gives standards for dealing responsibly with human tissue when used for scientific research.
This code of conduct contains principles that all members of the academic community should observe both individually and with regard to each other and society.
The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity stands as a canon for the self-regulation of (un)acceptable behaviour in research, whether this concerns the object of research, communications about research, regulations concerning research publication and authorship, and – in particular – honest, independent and impartial research and reporting.
ZonMw employs the CCMO guidelines, in particular the ‘Guidelines on External Assessment’ on obtaining approval for multi-centre research.