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Recommendations for research involving sensitive data

The DFG and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina have jointly published a set of recommendations aimed at sustained awareness raising in the dual use of research results, how to responsibly conduct research involving sensitive data, and how to institute self-regulation in science to achieve this. The recommendations address the potential conflicts between the need for academic freedom and obligations of academic responsibility. The Leopoldina has published detailed information on this topic.  In addition, on the DFG website you can find information on professional ethics as they apply to the life sciences.