Independence & Ethics

As the ReFINE consortium is part-funded by the hydrocarbon industry, it is vital that measures are undertaken to ensure that all research is impartial and that funders do not have direct influence over research outputs. The ethical procedures put in place are as follows:

Case Study

ReFINE produced a brief case study on ethical procedures for the journal Research Ethics. The piece outlines the steps taken by ReFINE to ensure independence and ethical conduct are maintained, and raises questions on the ethical issues of undertaking industry-funded projects such as ReFINE.

The case study can be downloaded here.