Research ethics and scientific misconduct
Are you planning to do research that involves people or the processing of personal data? If so, you may need to seek ethical approval.
Research on humans is normally only permissible if the participants have agreed to participate in the study.
Handling personal data
Research often involves handling data that can be linked in some way to living individuals. The Personal Data Act regulates the management of such data.
Every year, large numbers of biological samples are deposited in biobanks. This usually takes place for clinical purposes that benefit the patient, but the samples may also be used in research.
The Swedish Research Council runs a website providing information about animal experiments in collaboration with Lund University and seven other Swedish universities.
The Swedish Board of Agriculture website has more information about the rules and permits for use of laboratory animals.
Research fraud and scientific misconduct at Lund University are dealt with by the Research Misconduct Review Board.
Research ethics network
This network helps to ensure that the provision of information about research ethics is of high quality and is perceived as relevant by the University’s researchers and doctoral students.