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Code of ethical conduct

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 Code of ethical conduct

It is a strategic goal of UMinho to develop a policy of ethical principles safeguarding. Within this context, the Univer​sity Of Minho Code Of Ethical Conduct​​​ constitutes an ethical guideline that frames the teaching and researching activities, as well as those that pertain to the University's relationship with society. This guideline applies to the whole of the academic community, including professors, researchers, non-teaching and non-research staff, as well as the students from all courses and study plans.

​The document is organised in four chapters. The first chapter concerns the institutional ethical conduct, encompassing the whole of the academic community. The other three chapters deal with aspects of pedagogy and academic research. Chapter II concerns academic conduct; chapter III pertains to general conduct in scientific research activities and chapter IV, in regards to its specificity, concerns conduct in human and animal-subject research.