As a research intensive university, CEU values and protects academic freedom while safeguarding ethical principles in research such as respect for persons and their welfare and justice. In accordance with its mission, CEU aims to uphold the highest standards of ethics in its activities including research by the members of the CEU community (students, academic and administrative staff) as well as research supported by CEU (e.g. through research grants, providing facilities, administration, etc.). CEU also aims to ensure that it does not receive or apply for research funding from inappropriate sources. In the case of research co-funded or co-hosted by CEU, ethical research guidelines of the co-funding/co-hosting institution might also apply in addition to the provisions determined by CEU Ethical Research Policy

See: Policy on External Funding for Academic Activities at CEU and Guidelines on External academic funding

The CEU Ethical Research Committee (ERC) advises the Rector and the Provost on ethical issues pertaining to CEU research and oversees the implementation of CEU Ethical Research Policy and CEU Ethical Research Guidelines.

For further information or questions on the Ethical Research Policy please turn to Vlad Naumescu (, Chair of the Ethical Research Committee.

Ethical Research Policy
Checklist on Ethical Issues in Research