Ethics and Governance

The University of Iceland maintains a framework for researchers to ensure the quality of research conducted at the school, both through information centres for researchers, as well as assistance and guidance with management of international grants. 

Policies, procedures and guidelines to regulate research in accordance to national guidelines, are well established within the university. 

Research projects are approved by the National Bioethics Committee (NBC), and/or the appropriate health research ethics committee, and abide by the ethical principles and guidelines for scientific practice as described by the NBC. 

Division of Science and Innovation 

University of Iceland Code of Ethics 

University of Iceland Science Ethics Committee

National Bioethics Committee


The director of the Centre of Public Health Sciences is nominated by the centre's academic board and appointed by the rector. He/she is also the academic head of our study programs. The centre is cross disciplinary and governed by the rules and structure of the university as a research institution within the School of Health Sciences. 

University of Iceland – Structure and Governance 

Sviðsþing 2019