The CARS Investigator Statute is governed by strict compliance with the following ethical commitments:

1. Assume, within a community of knowledge, the responsibility for the construction of science as a collective heritage, contributing to the progress of that knowledge at the service of the humanization of our societies.
2. Promote freedom of thought, independence, critical and creative spirit, scientific rigor, reliability and credibility in your work.
3. Respect the diversity of values, opinions and preferences of the members of the scientific community, which is intended to be plural and solidary.
4. Reject any practice of unfair competition towards colleagues.
5. Accept only the tasks for which they feel prepared, due to their mastery of research methodologies and the “state of the art”, recognizing the need for continuous training.
6. Ensure that the information produced is verifiable, explaining any uncertainties in its conclusions and distinguishing between consolidated results and mere hypotheses or speculations.
7. Recognize the social responsibility of their activity, taking care of the impact of their publications or public positions and preventing their investigations from unduly affecting other people.
8. Refuse falsification and manipulation of data that could intentionally distort reality and ensure privacy whenever data confidentiality is at stake.
9. Uncompromisingly refuse any temptation to present the results of the work of others as your own, whether through literal plagiarism or the misappropriation of other people's ideas, and avoid quotations from other authors that, taken from the contexts in which they were written, see its distorted sense.
10. Pay special attention to the authorship of the texts disseminated, properly mentioning all the people who participated in the research, including the students, whose authorization must be requested, and not repeating without reference your own previously published ideas.
11. Claim the co-authorship of a text only when there is substantial participation in the work produced and ensure that the authors' names appear in order of intellectual contribution to the investigation.
12. Actively collaborate with the work teams and reject the retention of information that makes it difficult for other researchers to proceed with the project.
13. Actively participate in scientific arbitration mechanisms, accepting to give opinions within the framework of peer review, guaranteeing the confidentiality of the process and the constructive sense of the opinions and respecting the established deadlines.
14. Commit not to submit the same text for scientific publication to more than one peer-reviewed publication.
15. Respect people who are the subject of interviews, surveys or surveys, informing them about the objectives of the investigation.
16. Equally respect the culture and the natural and social environment of the human groups involved in the research.
17. Establish a transparent relationship with the funding entities, clearly and without omissions mention the organizations that made the study possible or collaborated in it, and respect the agreements regarding the ownership of the results.
18. Expressly declare any conflict of interest, whether in relation to the objects of study, or in reference to funding entities, explaining circumstances that may affect the exemption of your work.
19. To show solidarity with the holding of scientific events, collaborating in their organization and providing the curricular or other information that is requested.
20. Promote the respectability and credibility of CARS – Center for Economic Analysis of Social Regulation and the Autonomous University of Lisbon and judiciously use the resources made available to researchers.