CNR Research Ethics and Integrity Committee’s Documents

Codes and Guidelines



  • Ethical advice to the President of the CNR on alleged cases of research misconduct related to the fabrication/falsification/plagiarism of images/data/texts in scientific articles, examined by the Committee. The alleged cases examined mainly concerned CNR personnel and in some cases university and research centres personnel, at the request of the Deans or Presidents of the corresponding institutions.
  • Ethical advice to the Directors of the CNR Departments and to the Directors of CNR Institutes: responses to ethical-legal questions and support to activities on these topics.

Documents in progress

The following documents are currently under elaboration:

  • “Ethics of human subjects research in the engineering sector” (Rapporteurs: E. Cerbai and V. Marchis; Secretariat scientific secretariat: L. Marinucci);
  • “Research on Human Remains” (Rapporteurs: C. Caporale and L. Godart; Scientific secretariat: M. Arizza);
The Committee invites researchers, mainly from the CNR, to suggest possible topics of interest in order to develop orientation tools or guidelines.

Last update: 22/03/2024