Science is an intellectual area of activity in the result of which information about the regularities in the nature and in society is obtained by using theoretical or experimental methods. In order to ensure that research work is based on the standards of generally accepted principles of human behaviour and norms of morality, the researchers must work in compliance with the principles of ethics and regulatory enactments that are binding to them. Since it is important for the scientists to inform the society about the results of their research, the aspects of the ethics of research are important when publishing the results of their activity.
To improve the quality of scientific publications, scientific publishers issue ethical guidelines which are to be followed by the authors. The principal task of these guidelines is to prevent the violation of copy rights. The aforementioned guidelines of ethics over also such aspects as the aim of the study, methods used, scientific and public importance of the study, as well as possible detriment caused by the study, the conflict of interests, the liability of the authors, the liability of reviewers, the liability of scientific magazines, ethical considerations of the study, involvement of persons in the study, and the use of the laboratory animals for the study, and etc.
Several international organisations provide advice and unite publishers, researchers, editors of scientific magazines, reviewers, science funding organisations and other parties involved in this area with the aim to ensure good praxis in publishing scientific results:
The Institute has the Ethics Committee which evaluates the compliance of separate studies to the norms of ethics with the aim to ensure the compliance with the highest ethical and security standards.