Ethical and fundraising standards
Guidelines for Ethical Standards
IRR ensures that the funded research is conducted under strict ethical standards in accordance with the Swiss Federal and Cantonal regulations. It requires that all animal protocols are approved by the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) and strictly adhere to ethical guidelines set out by the FSVO. Further details are available on request.
Guidelines for Fundraising activities
The Institute for Arthritis Research has committed itself to and adheres to the ethical guidelines set out by SwissFundraising which are formed around the five principles of honesty, respect, integrity, professionality and transparency.
The Standards of Practice encompass the responsible management of donations; respectful relationships towards all stakeholders in particular concerning their rights and dignity; careful use of information, in particular ensuring that information is correct, not misleading and transparently presented. The complete Guidelines of SwissFundraising are available in German and French.