The BSRC Fleming Ethics and Code of Conduct Committee 

The BSRC Fleming Ethics and Code of Conduct Committee was appointed by the Board of Directors in January 2019, to advice on issues of bioethics and ethics that arise when carrying out research work in the Center, as well as to provide recommendations on the ethical considerations in the context of the programs proposed and implemented at Fleming.

The structure of the Committee is as follows:

• Savakis Babis, Chairman of the Committee, Professor Emeritus University of Crete
Deputy: Kontoyiannis Dimitris, Associate Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Ntafis Vasileios, Vice-Chairman, Operational Scientist-Veterinarian, BSRC Fleming
Deputy: Kostourou Vassiliki, Researcher B', BSRC Fleming

Armaka Maria, Member, Researcher C', BSRC Fleming
Deputy: Pavlopoulos George, Researcher B', BSRC Fleming

Hatzipetrou Mata, Member, Legal Counselor
Deputy: Douni Eleni, Associate Professor, Agricultural University of Athens

Hatzis Pantelis, Member, Researcher B', BSRC Fleming
Deputy: Dimas Antigone, Researcher C', BSRC Fleming


The Committee addresses issues of compliance with the rules of the Code of Conduct for Research and provides recommendations to the competent bodies of the Center. In particular, the responsibilities of the Committee include:

− Provides recommendations on issues related to Bioethics and Research Ethics

− Reviews proposed research and approves research protocols, as required to ensure that studies meet the requirements of National and International Regulations 

− Monitors compliance with rules on use of biological samples and protection of personal data resulting from investigations.

− Prepares and periodically updates the Center’s Code of Conduct for Research.

− Creates and updates the corresponding website of the Center to inform Center members on the basic principles and rules of research ethics.

− The Committee proposes to the Board of Directors the suspension or termination of a research project, if any violation of the law and the Code of Ethics for Research occurs. 

− Prepares and periodically updates the Center’s Code of Conduct.


Fleming’s Board of Directors, following the recommendation by the Scientific council, adopted and decided to enforce the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity of the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA), which is available in the address:

Furthermore, the Board adopted the European Charter & Code for Researchers, available at: .

Both documents are uploaded on the Center’s Intranet, and are available to all Fleming staff.

The Committee is currently preparing Fleming’s Code of Conduct, in line with new national legislation. 

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