CIQUP scientific activities have their origin in chemistry. However, they strongly converge beyondfundamental science, towards health and the environment. Therefore, in addition to the ethical concerns onemay expect in a Chemistry research group (waste disposal, safety, toxicity monitoring, etc.), we focus onbroader ethical concerns contributing to a more sustainable planet and to the improvement of life quality,aiming to promote a 'good use' of science and technology.Whether concerning a more systematic chemistry research or the scope of our range of concerns acrosseducation, science diffusion and the relation between science and society, we ultimately seek to foster anirrefutably and consciously humanist scientific activity.CIQUP will scrupulously address all the ethical, legal, social, and safety issues raised by its researchactivities, and comply with all the relevant national, european and international ethical regulations andprofessional codes of conduct.Regarding the possible environmental effects, CIQUP research projects will be carried in laboratories in whichall safety procedures will be followed according to the local and European Community laws, in particular, thelegislation on public-health control and safety at work (e.g. Directive 2006/25/EC), with all necessaryauthorizations for the use of toxic chemicals. At this moment, cell assays are performed in close collaborationwith other institutions and thus no ethical problems are foreseen.

HUMAN RESOURCES RECRUITMENT - CIQUP is committed to fair and transparent recruitment and rewarding principles, offering researchers an open and inspiring working environment. CIQUP has already endorsed the EU Charter & Code and acts in compliance with it. For recruitment purposes, CIQUP abides by the Portuguese Labour Code, approved Lawno.7/2009 (Lei no.7/2009 - Diário da República no.30/2009, Série I de 2009-02-12 and revisions). Any personal data collected during the recruitment procedures will be treated as confidential.

ETHICS IN RESEARCH AND PUBLISHING - CIQUP promotes the highest standards of ethics in research and publishing, not only by stimulating open science policies (e.g. free access to research data, publication in open access), but also by organizing mentoring sessions to early stage and experienced researchers on how to avoid and/or detect several malpractices (e.g. plagiarism, ghostwriting and bad authorship practices, fabrication and falsification of data, and duplicated publication). Software for detection of plagiarism is made available through University of Porto.