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Research Ethics

HiOA is responsible for ensuring that research is carried out in accordance with the defined framework, including the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges, the Research Ethics Act and pertaining regulations, the Public Administration Act , the terms and conditions set out by external sources of funding and in external and internal policies.

The Norwegian National Committees for Research Ethics has developed six guidelines that relates to how ethics can be exercised through good research practice. Good research practice (


  • The Deans/Head of Centre and the Head of Department will continuously follow up that regulations are observed.
  • Each project manager are responsible for ensuring that research is conducted in compliance with good research practice and recognised academic and ethical principles in their respective disciplines and within the established framework.
  • Supervisors have a particular responsibility for informing PhD candidates and students of the regulations for research ethics that apply in their respective disciplines.

  • Project team members, students, and PhD candidates are personally responsible for familiarising themselves with issues concerning research ethics.

Internal guidelines

At HiOA there are developed 

Laws and guidelines

Research Ethical Commitee

Research Ethical Commitee at HiOA has an independent advisory role in individual cases relating to scientific misconduct. There are cases which are either submitted by management at the College / individuals or arise from conflicts or complaints relating to suspicion of breaches of scientific integrity and good scientific practice at HiOA.

Resources in research ethics

See webpage about resources in research ethics.

More information about research ethics on webpage

Research ethics

See webpages about IPR policy for employees, IPR policy for students (in Norwegian only), student agreements, data protection in research, consent and confidentiality.