The TU Service Unit of Responsible Research Practices supports researchers and lecturers at TU Wien in questions regarding research ethics and research integrity. The focus of the Service Unit is on the support of research and promotion of conditions under which responsible research takes place today. The Service Unit also advises the Rectorate, the faculties and institutes on their strategic orientation in the area of research ethics and research integrity. Achieving and maintaining the highest standards for research ethics, including research integrity, are central responsibilities of research performing organizations and institutions of higher education today.
Since 2020 TU Wien has been testing a concept of a Research Ethics Committee (Pilot REC) based on peer review. Currently, any research that involves human participation can be submitted to peer review. Submission is voluntary. For more information, please contact the Service Unit of Responsible Research Practices at email@example.com.
Ethical issues can arise in particular when the research involves humans. In general, the central concern is not to cause harm to humans, animals, the environment, or society in or through research activities.
The central principles of research integrity include reliability, honesty, respect, and accountability. A working group is currently revising the TU Code of Conduct – Rules to Ensure Good Scientific Practice, opens an external URL in a new window, on the basis of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (“The ALLEA Code”), opens an external URL in a new window.
Further information and services of the Service Unit of Responsible Research Practices: https://colab.tuwien.ac.at/x/eQEhAw, opens an external URL in a new window