What would a scientific code of conduct look like?
“Representatives of many of the world’s top science research organisations have endorsed a call for a universal code of conduct on the rights, freedom and responsibilities of scientific workers, demanding that such a code be recognised by, and built into, the legislation of individual countries.”
Science needs to be afforded the freedom to act without restraint, but at the same time, scientists are urged to fully understand their responsibilities. Disparities in science exist. From the bias of peer-review, gender balance, to the allocation of research funds, and to the gap that exists between developed and developing nations. How much and how far would a universal code of conduct go towards levelling the playing field?