Code of ethics & professional conduct
The purpose of this Code is to strengthen the ethical foundation of ICARS and thereby to ensure a robust safeguarding environment.
Conflict of interest policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that any actual or potential conflict of interest or the appearance thereof is (a) detected, and (b) avoided or appropriately managed, and thus to protect the integrity of the decision-making process of, and of research projects (co-)funded by, ICARS.
Data protection policy
The purpose of this policy is to (1) protect the personal data of those various stakeholders connected to ICARS, and (2) set out the relevant legislation on data protection and to describe the steps ICARS is taking to ensure that it complies with it.
Risk management policy
The purpose of the policy is to outline the steps for the management of risks faced by ICARS projects and the process whereby ICARS reviews cumulative risk across projects.
The purpose of this policy is to outline the ICARS whistleblowing procedure to demonstrate to ICARS staff and partners (1) that a whistleblowers concern raised in good faith will always be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly, (2) how confidentiality is protected in case of whistleblowing and (3) that there will be no retaliation for the whistleblower.