Bar-Ilan’s research policy is based on two absolute principles:
taking responsibility for research policy and maintaining strict ethical conduct.
These principles guide our approach as well as our conduct in managing the funds that come from research grants from various funds, while adhering to regulations and procedures.
We maintain frequent controls and audits in accordance with the requirements of private and public research funds. The management of research budgets reflects our research integrity in every aspect: the protection of the rights of subjects, people, and animals.
We work to prevent fraudulent research opportunities, to minimize failures in research and institutional management.
When submitting a research proposal, each researcher must sign a written statement confirming that there is no conflict of interest in their research in regard to the sponsor or any other party.
Any research conducted at or under the auspices of Bar-Ilan University, the University is careful to protect its rights and to protect the safety of every participant in the research. Any researcher conducting research with human participants must submit an appropriate application to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) with the participation of these human subjects and obtain its approval. The requirement to approve studies with human participants is intended, among other things, to protect participants’ rights and to sharpen the researchers’ awareness of the ethical and legal commitments they undertake. The university rector appoints committee members to oversee ethical issues. This committee has at least seven university members, academic staff, and administrative positions. In addition, one of its members will be a representative of the community.
Prof. Gal Yadid – Head of the University Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alon Nussbaum – Committee coordinator:
The policies and procedures of Bar-Ilan University regarding the humane and ethical use of animals in research meet the requirements of Israeli law and the strictest rules for the treatment and use of animals in research. University policy also meets the requirements of U.S. public law and other relevant legislation. It is the responsibility of the researchers and all others involved in their research at Bar-Ilan to observe all research procedures, to obtain appropriate approvals, and to observe the ethical rules when using and caring for animals in research.
Dr. Tova Zinman – Coordinator of the University Committee for the Approval of the Use of Animals in Experiments:
The concern for the health and safety of the public and the employees of the university is anchored in Bar-Ilan’s environmental, health, and safety policy. The university’s policy addresses issues of sustainability and regulation of disease-causing studies. In addition, this policy relates to issues of sustainability, and the ecological systems that may arise in research.
In accordance with the Law for the Regulation of Research in Biological Pathogens, the university has procedures and rules for the control of research and maintenance in biological disease causing and pathogens. The university has a committee for approval of research in disease-causing pathogens. Any study which uses or stores a substance defined by law as causing illness requires the prior approval of the university committee. The committee shall examine (at the discretion of relevant scientific experts, the Safety Unit and the Security Unit) requests by the investigators and permit them, at its discretion and on the terms it determines, to store and / or investigate disease causing agents.
Bar-Ilan maintains strict bio-safety guidelines. The guidelines are designed to provide safe environments for laboratory workers with substances that may prove to be or are biological hazards. The guidelines were developed at Bar-Ilan so that employees will use safe methods when handling these substances, and managing them with utmost safety.
Prof. Ehud Benin – Head of the University Committee:
Alon Nussbaum – Committee Coordinator: email@example.com
The Bar-Ilan Recombinant DNA policy is designed to achieve these important goals: ensuring the safety of workers in laboratories; maintaining their safety; and especially minimizing risks to the public; and control the effects of engineered organisms outside the approved laboratory environment or the food chain. Researchers conducting recombinant DNA research should ensure that the laboratory has the appropriate credentials.
Fraudulent research includes: falsification of data; fabricating data and / or results; stealing ideas; direct plagiarism; damage to the integrity inherent in the work of others. The policy of Bar-Ilan University and the established system of procedures is designed to place the highest priority on the strict prevention of any improper research. Bar-Ilan is obligated to carefully examine any claim regarding alleged improper conduct. Adhering to ethical rules and integrity must characterize any scientific research activity at Bar-Ilan.
Each and every member of the university must act in accordance with this policy, including but not limited to studies supported by the United States Public Health Service.
If it turns out that there has been improper scientific conduct, the university will take administrative actions, up to terminating employment.