The purpose of science and research is to explain and understand phenomena and processes in the world, as well as to predict the occurrence and course of these phenomena. A scientist is bound by general ethics like any other human being, but the responsibility is also greater because scientists are assigned a high rank and trust in society.
The ULS's Research Ethics Committee helps to understand and implement, among other things: recommendations for dealing with scientific data, research procedures, publishing procedures, and reviewing and giving opinions on papers.
The ULS's Research Ethics Committee
The Committeewas established on 15 March 2018 (by ULS Rector's Order No. 4/2018 of 15 March 2018 on the Regulations of the University Committeefor Research Ethics at the University of Lower Silesia).
The regulations currently in force were introduced on 14 January 2020 (by the Rector's Order No. 1/2020 of 14 January 2020 on the introduction of the Regulations of the University Committee for Research Ethics at the University of Lower Silesia).
The purpose of the Committee is to give an opinion on research projects carried out by employees, students, PhD students and external entities at ULS. The Committee's opinion concerns only the observance of the principles of research ethics and respect for the rights to protect the personal rights of research participants.
Current Membership of the University's Research Ethics Committee:
- Chairperson - Dr. Maria Reut, Prof. ULS
- Secretary - Tomasz Zarębski, PhD, Prof. ULS
- Representative of the Faculty of Applied Studies - Jolanta Zwiernik, PhD, ULS Professor
- Representative of the Faculty of Applied Studies - Dr. Remigiusz Szczepanowski, Prof. ULS
- Representative of the Faculty of Applied Studies - Agnieszka Węglińska, PhD, Prof. ULS
- Representative of the Faculty of Applied Studies - Dr. Marek Heine, Prof. ULS