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 and has appointed an Ethics Commission.

The members of the Ethics Commission are:

  • Irena Kotowska (chair)
  • Jan Albrecht
  • Andrzej Członkowski
  • Grażyna Jurkowlaniec
  • Ewa Łętowska
  • Adam Proń
  • Kazimierz Stępień

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