AMIE Ethical Principles

1. Professional competence

Maintenance of the highest levels of excellence in research work.

Recognition of professional and academic constraints as well as the need for lifelong learning.

Cooperative and collaborative professional work aimed at the benefit of students, team members and individuals targeted by the investigation.

2. Integrity

Research activity must be honest, fair and respectful of all people.

3. Professional, scientific and academic responsibility

Accession to the highest scientific and professional standards.

Acceptance of responsibility for research work.

Commitment to public trust put in research.

Respect for all members of the scientific community, regardless of the diversity of theoretical, methodological and personal options.

Shared ethical responsibility.

4. Respect the rights, dignity and diversity

Defense of the diversity of values, attitudes and opinions.

Respect to the rights, dignity and worth of all people.

Sensitivity for cultural and individual differences, and recognition of the role of education in serving diverse groups.

Elimination of prejudice in professional activity.

Zero tolerance against any form of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, culture, age, nationality, disability, health conditions, etc.

Explicit recognition of the rights of all people.

5. Responsibility and social utility

Recognition of professional and scientific responsibility in relation to the communities in which the research teams live and perform their professional role.

Effort to advance the scientific and academic knowledge and to serve the common good.