Ethics and integrity

Research committed to ethical criteria

At the University of Barcelona, research staff works with the highest ethical standards to ensure the integrity of the research that they undertake, according our The University of Barcelona’s Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

The UB is strongly committed to improving institutional policies of recruitment of research staff and guarantee the best working conditions.

Engaged with the Agenda for Ethics Research of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the University of Barcelona has the HR Excellence in Research seal from the European Commission.


Four committees ensure the integrity of research

University research often involves undertaking trials that could have ethical implications. The University of Barcelona has four specific committees to ensure that experimental design complies with current regulations. The committees collaborate with research staff to analyse the ethical implications of projects and draw up reports when required in calls for applications.

The University of Barcelona adheres to the Transparency agreement on the use of animals in scientific experimentation, promoted by the Federation of Spanish Scientific Societies (COSCE) with the collaboration of the European Animal Research Association (EARA).  This membership was approved by the UB Research Committee on 30 November 2017.