Guidelines for ethical review in human sciences

The ethical principles of research with human participants and ethical review in the human sciences in Finland. Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK guidelines 2019 (plain-text version)

These guidelines are applied from 10 October, 2019. A research organisation may commit itself to following these guidelines by signing the commitment form that is available on the TENK web page, www.tenk.fi.

Responsible conduct of research and procedures for handling allegations of misconduct in Finland

Guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity 2012 (text-only version)

These RCR guidelines were published on 14 November 2012 and are applied from 1 March, 2013. A research organisation may commit itself to following these guidelines by signing the commitment form that is available on the TENK web page, www.tenk.fi.

Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity

Editorial staff: Krista Varantola (chair), Veikko Launis, Markku Helin, Sanna Kaisa Spoof & Sanna Jäppinen (secretary)

Helsinki 2013

RCR violations

The violations of the responsible conduct of research (RCR) can be classified into misconduct and disregard for the responsible conduct of research.

Allegations of research misconduct and disregard for the RCR are dealt with through the procedure of handling alleged violations of the responsible conduct of research. This is referred to as the RCR process.

Disregard for the responsible conduct of research and for research misconduct violate the responsible conduct of research, but they may also violate the law.

Research Integrity Advisers

The Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK has created a network of Research Integrity Advisers. Since the start of 2017, TENK has trained more than 100 advisers in more than 60 research organisations to provide low-threshold personal advice on research integrity. The system was founded on a need to reinforce awareness of responsible conduct of research among the increasingly international research community in Finland.