The Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings, aims to achieve fair partnerships in research, and has been adopted by both the European Commission and the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).


The code has been designed specifically to combat ‘ethics dumping’ – the practice of exporting unethical research practices to lower-income settings. It provides guidance to researchers across all disciplines, and presents clear, short statements in simple language to achieve the highest possible level of accessibility.