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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

EASP Scientific Integrity Statement

The European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) subscribes to the importance of ethical research and publication practices. We subscribe to the meta-code of ethics set out by the European Federation of Psychology associations (EFPA) and to the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/hi/h2020-ethics_code-of-conduct_en.pdf). EASP also subscribes to the more discipline-specific codes of human research ethics set out by various national societies, such as (in English) the Code for Human Research Ethics of the British Psychological Society and the Ethical Principles of Psychologists of the American Psychological Association (APA).

These principles cover essential issues such as beneficence and non-maleficence, fidelity and responsibility, integrity, justice, respect for people's rights and dignity, informed consent, use of deception in research, debriefing, the reporting of research results (fabrication and error correction), plagiarism, publication credit, duplicate publication, and sharing research data.

EASP members are expected to subscribe to these Ethical Principles both when joining and throughout their membership of the association.