In the context of scientific investigations, ethical conduct is the expression of a behavior that is coherent with the development of new knowledge, knowledge that is gained through veracity, teamwork and transparency. Our society relies and places clear responsibility on investigators to expand human knowledge; it also places accountability on the scientific community to uphold the highest ethical standards. Thus, our commitment to a code of ethics is ultimately a commitment to the needs of our society.
The work of an investigator is to seek the truth of a physical reality. This by itself imposes the obligation to maintain a high standard of veracity on each and every one of the phases of the research endeavor from the generation of a hypothesis to the communication of the results.
The expression of an ethical code needs to have a place in our hearts. The Code of Ethics presented below represents the norms of conduct that we, as individuals and scientists, will uphold in representation of the PRCTRC.