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Act on ethics and integrity in research [Research Ethics Act].
Published in 2006 Booklet 9
Research Ethics Law
See also Law 20 June 2008 No.. 44.
§ 1. Purpose The act will help research in public and private sector made in accordance with recognized ethical standards.
§ 2. Independence Committees appointed pursuant to this Act shall be professionally independent government bodies.
§ 3. National research ethics committees must be national research ethics committees which cover all disciplines. The committees shall be advisory bodies on research ethics. The Ministry will establish committees, determine the committees' responsibility and appoint members.
The committees shall have expertise in relevant research disciplines, ethics and law. They should also have gorgeous presentation.
§ 4. Regional Committees for Medical and Health Research shall be regional committees in medical and health research. The Ministry will establish committees, determine the committees' responsibility and appoint members. The members nominated by the relevant bodies. The committees shall have expertise in relevant research disciplines, ethics and law. They should also have gorgeous presentation.
Research in Norway which involves experiments on humans, to be submitted to the committee for approval. Research projects abroad will be submitted to the committee for approval if the research is driven by a researcher employed by a Norwegian employer or if a substantial portion of the funds coming from Norway.
Committees decision can be appealed to the National Research Ethics Committee for Medical and Health Sciences. The national committee's decision is final and can not be appealed further.
§ 5. The National Commission for the Investigation of Integrity in Research It must be a national commission for the investigation of integrity in research. The committee shall deliver its opinion on research in Norway has been scientifically fraudulent. The Commission will also comment on the research abroad if research is undertaken by a researcher employed by a Norwegian employer or if a substantial portion of the funds coming from Norway.
Scientific dishonesty means falsification, fabrication, plagiarism and other serious breaches of good scientific practice perpetrated with intent or gross negligence in the planning, implementation or reporting research.
Commission members are appointed by the Ministry. Committee chairman shall judge experience. The composition shall ensure that the committee has the necessary research and research ethics expertise.
Committee may in individual cases decide that public access to the documents first to come into play when the final statement exists.
Appealed to the Ministry for appeals regarding the proceedings. Complaints about the statement shall content processed by a specially appointed commission. A special commission appointed for each complaint and shall have the necessary academic, research ethics and legal expertise. The special committee's decision is final.
§ 6. Regulations The Ministry may issue supplementary regulations regarding the appointment and procedures in committees by law.
§ 7. Entry into force This law comes into force from the time King bestemmer.1
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