The Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences at UALR embraces and adheres to a fully ethical and professional strict code of conduct for research activities . We believe that our research activities should be conducted in order to have:
Meaning: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology research activities should be intelligible to the public. They should respect fundamental rights and be conducted in the interest of the well-being of individuals and society in their design, implementation, dissemination and use.
Sustainability: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology research activities should be safe, ethical and contribute to sustainable development. They should not harm or threaten people, animals, plants or the environment, in the present or in the future.
Precaution: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology research activities should be conducted in accordance with the precautionary principle, anticipating potential environmental, health and safety impacts of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology outcomes and taking due precautions, proportional to the level of protection, while encouraging progress for the benefit of society and the environment.
Inclusiveness: Governance of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology research activities should be guided by the principles of openness to all stakeholders, transparency and respect for the legitimate right of access to information. It should allow the participation in decision-making processes of all stakeholders involved in or concerned by Nanoscience & Nanotechnology research activities.
Excellence: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology research activities should meet the best scientific standards, including integrity of research and good laboratory practices.
Innovation: Governance of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology research activities should encourage maximum creativity, flexibility, and planning ability for innovation and growth.
Accountability: Researchers and research organizations should remain accountable for the social, environmental and human health impacts of their work.
Source: European Commission for Science and Research & The National Nanotechnology Initiative