Research centresHospital del Mar Medical Research InstituteDept. of Experimental and Health Sciences of the UPFCentre for Genomic RegulationCentre of Regenerative Medicine in BarcelonaBarcelona Institute of Global HealthInstitute of Evolutionary Biology Pasqual Maragall Foundation
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Foreword The public entrusts the scientific community with the responsibility for undertaking high quality scientific research. In hand with this responsibility comes the expectation that this research work is always done in good faith, with honesty and integrity. The Code of Good Scientific Practice of the centres of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) represents a set of recommendations and commitments governing scientific activities. The aim is to create an environment conducive to high-quality research and prevent problems from arising in relation to the integrity of scientists in their work. The recommendations complement current legal regulations. The Code of Good Scientific Practice constitutes a framework for self-regulation. The content has been supervised and updated as part of the remit of the PRBB Good Scientific Practice Working Group (GSP Working Group). The GSP Working Group1is made up of nominated representatives of all PRBB Centres2.In the event of enquiries concerned with good scientific practice, each PRBB Centre has nominated two contact individuals (GSP Centre Contacts)3. Any member of staff working in a PRBB Centre who has an enquiry regarding good practice should contact the Centre Contact of their affiliated institution in the first instance4. In the rare event of an issue that cannot be resolved by the centre, an ad-hoc committee with representation from all PRBB Centres may be constituted under the leadership of the Director of the PRBB.As evidence of the acceptance of the contents of the updated Code of Good Scientific Practice, the directors of the PRBB Centres have signed an original copy and have committed to promoting dissemination and adherence to its contents within their centres.1 See Section 92 The term “PRBB Centres” is used to refer to the following institutes collectively: the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University (CEXS-UPF), the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the Centre of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), the Pasqual Maragall Foundation (FPM) and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE).