“Do the right “think” and do it right”
The fifth key is Ethics. European society is based on shared values. In order to adequately respond to societal challenges, research and innovation must respect fundamental rights and the highest ethical standards. Beyond the mandatory legal aspects, this aims to ensure increased societal relevance and acceptability of research and innovation outcomes.
Ethics should not be perceived as a constraint to research and innovation, but rather as a way of insuring high quality results.
The EISRI Summit addressed this issue concretely in the following panel:
Excessive trust and misplaced fears: The social responsibility of the media in promoting a better understanding of research ethics