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The Ethics Commission is a standing advisory body constituted in accordance with the Code of Ethics of Sofia University.

The Code of Ethics states key ethical principles and rules for research and teaching activities in the University. With the acceptance of the Code of Ethics the members of the academic community express their will to provide good academic practice and readiness to follow the ethical standards established in the European scientific community.

The duties of the Ethics Commission include: to offer consultation and advice on ethical issues related to scientific research; to foster awareness of ethical issues through appropriate informational and educational initiatives; to review referrals and appeals in cases of research misconduct.

The Ethics Commission consists of seven members of the academic staff from different faculties, one representative of the Students’ Council, and one member of the administrative staff of the University.

Referrals to the Ethics Commission should be submitted to the Secretariat of the University.


European documents:


European Commission

The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of the Researchers




ALLEA, The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. Revised Edition, 2017




European Commission

Ethics for Researchers. Facilitating research excellence in FP7



European Commission

Horizon 2020 - Ethics Appraisal Procedure