As the largest full university in Switzerland, UZH creates optimal conditions for its researchers and supports them in carrying out their scientific activities. Researchers are free to conduct their research and teaching, but are also obliged to comply with applicable laws and regulations. Scientific integrity and adherence to ethical principles are essential for the advancement of research and for the credibility and acceptance of science and its institutions in society.
Research ethics focuses on the principle of the prevention of harm within a legal and regulatory framework. It relates to the care and use of animals, the work with human subjects and cells. Researchers at UZH are obliged to comply with national, cantonal and university legal principles and guidelines as well as the requirements of research funding institutions.
The UZH and its members are committed to the principles of good scientific practice. The principles of integrity relate to good supervision and support, correct citation, integrity of authorship, proper data management and disclosure of conflicts of interest.