In research ethics it has become common practice that through appeals, declarations and codes, researchers attempt to convince each other to take a stand for or against various research fields and methods. One primary example is Nobel Prize winner Joseph Rotblat's challenge to scientists to sign a type of Hippocratic Oath. Associating oneself with a certain ethical code is naturally completely voluntary and does not constitute a formal commitment. Below is a sample of such appeals, thematically ordered.

excellence in research and reducing waste

Biotech & the environment

Genetics and life's beginnings

Other medical research

Warfare, arms development and peace

Overall appeals & other topics

Last modified: 2023-07-16