Rules and guidelines

The following page contains The University of Copenhagen's rules for good scientific practice, the current Danish legislation and other public-sector regulations in this area, the guidelines of the University, and the most important general and international guidelines for good scientific practice, including ethical codes set by national or international scientific societies and other professional groups.

UCPH's rules for good scientific practice

The Practice Committee addresses questions of good scientific practice at the University of Copenhagen. The University's first set of rules on good scientific practice is from April 11, 2005, and was chanched as of September 1, 2007. As of 1 September 2013, a new set of rules came into force.

The purpose of these rules is to promote good scientific practice at the University of Copenhagen and to provide a basis for the activities of the Committee for Good Scientific Practice (the Practice Committee).

The Practice Committee has also published a booklet on practical advice regarding good scientific practice, which can be found here:


Act no. 383 of 26 April 2017 on research misconduct etc.  (Danish)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • The act concerns the protection of natural persons with regard to the preocessing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

Act no. 502 of 23 May 2018 on supplementary provisions to the General Protection Regulation

UCPH's codes for research collaborations, authorship, public sector services

The University of Copenhagen's code of conduct for responsible research

The University of Copenhagen's code of good scientific practice in research  collaborations with external partners 

The University of Copenhagen's code for authorship

The University of Copenhagen's code for public sector services

General guidelines

The Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

European Code og Conduct - European Science Foundation

The Singapore Statement on Research Integrity

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity

The University of Cambridge Guidelines on Good Scientific Practice

Research Documentation at Karolinska University - a Handbook

Medizinische Universität Wien "Good Scientific Practice" (in German)

Ethics in Research and Publications - Make your research count. Publish Ethically

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors 
Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

Council of Science Editors
Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications

CODEX - Rules and guidelines for research

Practical Guide for Investigating Research Misconduct Allegations in International Collaborative Research