Research Ethics Policy
Established in 1977, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is one of the 15 centers supported by CGIAR. ICARDA’s mission is to improve the livelihoods of the resource-poor in dry areas through research and partnerships dedicated to achieving sustainable increases in agricultural productivity and income, while ensuring efficient and more equitable use and conservation of natural resources. ICARDA is committed to the adherence to high ethical standards in its research and respect for the principles of integrity, excellence in research, safety and well-being and respect for persons and ecosystems. This Policy is subservient to ICARDA’s Code of Conduct Policy. This Research Ethics Policy elaborates on the Code of Conduct Policy with respect to (i) principles underpinning all research activities conducted by ICARDA, and (2) the standards to which researchers and staff involved in ICARDA research projects and activities are required to adhere. This Policy applies to all research conducted by ICARDA researchers.