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Article 1 Directive concerning research integrity LEX 3.3.2 and good scientific practice at EPFL 1st May 2009, status as at 1st January 2013 Version 1.1 1/12 The Direction of the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, based on Article 11a, par. 1, of the loi fédérale sur l’encouragement à la recherche et à l’innovation (LERI RS 420.1), hereby adopts the following : Preamble Research, in all domains, is an important activity of every human society and represents a major commitment on the part of the various people involved, whether in the public or private sector. Research results constitute the basis for political and technical decisions, both at government level and in the private sector. Consequently, it is essential that the research itself be conducted with integrity, in a responsible manner and in accordance with high ethical standards. « Scientific integrity » defines the commitment of researchers to adhere to the fundamental rules of good scientific practice. Concern for the truth, open-mindedness, self-discipline, self- criticism and rectitude are essential characteristics of ethical behaviour. They represent the basis of all scientific activity and are prerequisites for the credibility and acceptance of science. It is the responsibility of all EPFL researchers to uphold the good reputation of the institution, to respect its rules, policy and guidelines and undertake their activities accordingly. It is thus of the utmost importance that all EPFL members should conduct research with total integrity. Moreover, experience shows that, in day-to-day research work, even experienced scientists may have questions regarding the best way of carrying out their research successfully. The present «Directive concerning research integrity and good scientific practice at EPFL" defines the rules, based on long experience, that apply to EPFL researchers in all disciplines. These rules are primarily intended to serve as a basis for the planning, execution,

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