The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) seeks to take an active part in creating best practices for the professional ethics of scientists conducting research in Poland, and to contribute to development of rules and experience in the area of the ethical standards that should be applied in Polish scientific institutions. Thus, in the form of codes, the Foundation defines the rules and values governing its staff, as well as the beneficiaries, candidates and reviewers in the competitions the Foundation conducts:

Moreover, to facilitate the assessment of compliance with the Code of Ethics for Beneficiaries and Candidates in Programmes of the Foundation for Polish Science, the Foundation has also adopted the Rules of Procedure at the Foundation for Polish Science in the Event of a Possible Violation of Ethical Rules or Failure to Apply Good Practice in Science and has appointed an The Ethics and Good Practice Commission.

The members of the

The Ethics and Good Practice Commission are:

Prof. dr hab. Irena Kotowska (chair)

Prof. dr hab. Jan Albrecht

Prof. dr hab. Renata Bilewicz

Prof. dr hab. n. med. Andrzej Członkowski

Prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Jung

Prof. dr hab. inż. Adam Proń

Prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Stępień

Prof. dr hab. Wojciech Tygielski

Prof. dr hab. n. med. Magdalena Zielińska

Under the Rules of Procedure, any person in possession of information concerning a possible violation of the Foundation’s ethical rules may notify the Foundation accordingly (while the Foundation’s staff and experts have an obligation to do so). Notifications should be submitted to


The Foundation supports the development of scientists and enables them to fully exploit their abilities and research interests. Therefore, work for a diverse scientific community – based both on gender and other personal characteristics – is also work for the improvement of science’s quality. We know that ensuring real equality of opportunity for groups at risk of discrimination in the development of scientific careers is difficult due to structurally and historically established barriers. However, this does not relieve us of the responsibility for co-creating academic culture and supporting the best scientists.