1. Research Integrity in Europe and Greece (in Greek)

Authors: K. Charitidis , E. Koumoulos, P. Kavouras, M. Kritikos, T. Garani-Papadatos

Abstract: Research integrity is an essential and integral part of scientific research ethics. It is commonly accepted that the value of scientific research vitally depends on the fulfillment of research integrity codes of conduct. The unbreakable linkage (relation) between research value and research integrity does not reflect only its attachment to the application of proper scientific method but also its acceptance from the society. In this work we present a survey on the organization of the institutions of research integrity in international, European and national level. Emphasis is given in the description of the present state in Greece in the level of Higher Educational Institutes, Research Centers and Committees. Also, we focus on the actions taken from National Technical University of Athens, as well as the initiative from EARTHnet network and their efforts for institutionalization of a common code of conduct in scientific research at a national level.

Published at BIOETHICA e-journal 2(1) March 2016, 26-38.


  1. Guidance Notefor Researchers and Evaluatorsof Social Sciences andHumanities Research, 2010

Authors: Carmel Shalev, Johannes Rath, Caroline Gans-Combe, François Hirsh, Anna Giovanetti, Walter Hannak, David Morton, Rafaella Ravinetto, Ioannis Kioumis, Colin Thomson, Francesca Forestieri, Kristiane Weber-Hassemer, Mylène Botbol-Baum, Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Norberto Partignani, Zbigniew Szawarski, Kris Dierickx, Jane Lamprill, David Townend, Pierre Mallia, Helen Busby, James A. Houghton, Anthony Lebeau, Takis-Panagiotis Vidalis, Aine De Roiste, Constantinos Charitidis, Igor Codreanu, Pascal Ducouruau Meery Bullok, Søren Holm, Ursula Huws, Bjørn Hvinden, Ron Iphofen, Pierre Nederlandt, Sam Panicker.

The aim of this guidance note is to provide applicants and evaluators of Social Sciences and Humanities research projects with advice and practical guidance on dealing with the ethical aspects of Social Sciences and Humanities research.


  1. Ethics Review-Lessons Learned, 2010

Authors: Joseph Schmucker–von–Koch, Constantinos A.Charitidis, François Hirsch, James A. Houghton, Janet Mifsud, David Morton, Siobhan O’Sullivan, Johannes Rath, Margit Sutrop, Isidoros Karatzas, Mihail Kritikos, Stefan De Vos.


  1.  Research Ethics: A comprehensive strategy on how to minimize research misconduct and the potential misuse of research in EU funded research, 2010

The aim of this document is to provide a strategy on how to safeguard EU funded research against misconduct and misuse. In a comprehensive approach the potential role and proposed actions of relevant stakeholders are addressed:

  1. The EU Commission and its subsidiary institutions;
  2. EU Ethics Screeners, Reviewers and Auditors;
  3. Research project applicants, host institutions and national contact points.


  1. ERR ASSESSMENT:Consistency of the Requirements in Ethics Review Reports, 2009

Authors: James Houghton, Andrew Bottomley, Constantinos Charitidis, CarolineGansCombe, DavidMorton, TimoNevalainen, NorbertoPatrignani, JohannesRath, JosephSchmuker-von-Koch, Mary Sharp, Margit Sutrop.

European Commission, Research Directorate General, Unit L3-Governance and Ethics. Ethics Review Sector


  1. Data protection and privacy ethical guidelines, 2009

Authors: Andrew Bottomley, Duarte Carvalho-Oliveira, Costas A. Charitidis, Eva Del Hoyo-Barbolla, Anne Demoisy, Anna Giovanetti, Walter Hannak, James Houghton, David Morton, François Moutou , Jane Lamprill, Antony Lebeau, David Townend, and Mary Sharp, Isidoros Karatzas, Mihalis Kritikos, Yamina Cheikh, Paulette Matkovic Ramirez, Marie Cocquyt, Marco Michelini, Stefan de Vos and François Hirsch.

This document examines the major concepts of data protection and privacy from the point of view of research ethics. It aims at raising awareness about these concepts in the scientific community and at assisting applicants while preparing to submit their project proposals.


  1. ETHICS REVIEW-Lessons Learned, 2008

Authors: James A Houghton, Regina Becker, Andrew Bottomley, Axel Carlberg, Constantinos A. Charitidis, Anne Demoisy, Ainede Roist, Guy Ebinger, Erik Forsse, Caroline Gans-Combe, Johannes Rath, Myra Tilney.

European Commission, Research Directorate General, Unit L3-Governance and Ethics. Ethics Review Sector


  1. Kritikos, M (2014)

GMO Regulation in the EU, Palgrave-Macmillan (forthcoming)


  1. Kritikos, M. (2014)

Assessing the ethical dimension of new and emerging technologies

n T.Hervey, M. Flear, A-M Farrell and T Murphy, European Law and New Health Technologies, Oxford University Press (forthcoming)


  1. Kritikos, M. (2012)

The European Court affirms that public safety comes first: financial considerations cannot justify the placing on the market of unlicensed medicines

Bio-Science Law Review, Vol.12 Issue 4 (with J.Killick)


  1. Kritikos, M. (2012)

The Institutional Dimension of the Treaty of Lisbon: a legal critique of the main systemic innovations in V. Christianos, (Ed.) EU Law and the Treaty of Lisbon‟, Nomiki Vivliothiki (forthcoming)


  1. Kritikos, M. (2012)

The ECJ ruling and the future of stem cell research in Europe

Know IP, February 2012, Volume 4, Issue 10, pp. 5-6 (with James Killick)


  1. Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: The request for regulation/balance 

Authors:  Konstantinos A. CharitidisTakis K. Vidalis
series editor: Th. K. PapachristouL. MitrouT. K. VidalisThanasis Xiros

Sakkoulas S.A., 2011


Press: on Vima Journal