What is more important for a scientist – to find the truth or not to harm the object of their research? This question has worried philosophers and thinkers since the era of antiquity. However, until recently scientists often mistreated research subjects, justifying themselves by the search for truth. Now these sad circumstances are changing with the adoption of the sets of norms and principles that regulate scientific activities.
Wondering why ethical norms are crucial in science? Learn more about the importance of ethics in research with us! The infographic on this page highlights the historical milestones in the development of research ethics, as well as its basic principles.