The Foundation for Polish Science, an independent, non-governmental public benefit organisation, sees as the priorities of its work building of trust in its activities, promoting good scientific practices and observing the highest organisational standards.
This Ethical Code identifies the major values motivating the Foundation for Polish Science since its foundation and contains the fundamental principles which should guide the Foundation’s bodies and all employees as they carry out their duties.
The Foundation for Polish Science is the first organisation in Poland to be recognised by the European Commission with the HR Excellence in Research logo for the implementation of the provisions of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. It is an acknowledgement that procedures applied by the Foundation in granting funds to researchers and collaborating with them are, to a large extent, compliant with the Commission’s recommendations.
The European Charter for Researchers and the Code were adopted by the European Commission in 2005. These two documents contain recommendations defining the role, scope of responsibilities and rights of researchers as well as of their employers and funders. 400 organisations form 33 countries have signed up to the Charter and the Code. In Poland, there are six signatories of these documents. To date, 48 organisations, including the Foundation for Polish Science, have been authorised to use the HR Excellence in Research logo.