Ethics and research integrity

The ALECS programme will be carried out in compliance with ethical principles (including the highest standards of research integrity) and applicable international, EU and Irish law.

ALECS will comply fully with the H2020 ethics policy, including those reflected in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and the European Convention on Human Rights and its supplementary protocols. The programme will not fund:

  • Research activities aiming at human cloning for reproductive purposes.
  • Research activity intended to modify the genetics of human beings that could make such changes heritable.
  • Research activities intended to create human embryos for the purpose of research or for stem cell procurement.

Prior to the start of the fellowship, all research project proposals will require formal ethical approval from the relevant host university’s ethics committee.      


    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 754489.