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.
We do not commence projects prior to full approval from 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.
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.