Research at the UB
Research activity at the University of Barcelona has a social and economic impact at local, state and international levels.
Ethics and integrity
Research committed to ethical criteria
At the University of Barcelona, research staff works with the highest ethical standards to ensure the integrity of the research that they undertake, according our The University of Barcelona’s Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.
The UB is strongly committed to improving institutional policies of recruitment of research staff and guarantee the best working conditions.
University research often involves undertaking trials that could have ethical implications. The University of Barcelona has four specific committees to ensure that experimental design complies with current regulations. The committees collaborate with research staff to analyse the ethical implications of projects and draw up reports when required in calls for applications.
The University of Barcelona adheres to the Transparency agreement on the use of animals in scientific experimentation, promoted by the Federation of Spanish Scientific Societies (COSCE) with the collaboration of the European Animal Research Association (EARA). This membership was approved by the UB Research Committee on 30 November 2017.