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Code of Ethics and Ethics Committee

All employees and members of the UCT Prague academic community follow the Code of Ethics in addition to other related UCT Prague policies.

UCT Prague Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics states UCT Prague’s ethical principles. For members of the UCT Prague academic community, two purposes of the code have been identified, and thus these are the two pillars underpinning Ethics Committee activities:

  1. Assessment and approval of those R&D activities where an independent ethical assessment by the Ethics Committee determines whether the planned research activities are necessary or appropriate (for example, research involving animals or humans).
  2. Assessment of the deeds and actions of members of the UCT Prague academic community in relation to the Code of Ethics.

In relation to Pillar 1 (above), particularly applicable is Code of Ethics Article IV, paragraph 2, section a):

UCT Prague employees and members of its academic community:

  1. Are obliged to submit, to the UCT Prague Ethics Committee (hereafter “Ethics Committee”), proposals for R&D activities (e.g. proposed projects) and relevant research outputs whenever required. If a proposal if approved by the Ethics Committee, any changes to it that may negatively affect the wellbeing of research subjects must also be submitted to the Ethics Committee for approval.

In relation to Pillar 2, particularly applicable is Code of Ethics Article VI, paragraphs 1 and 2:

  1. If a UCT Prague employee or member of the academic community comes across an action violating the Code of Ethics, he or she will—whenever possible—first bring the violation to the attention of the person involved.
  2. Otherwise, for any other concern, UCT Prague employees and members of the academic community have the right to submit a written letter expressing their concern to the Ethics Committee.


Ethics Committee

The members of Committee were named by the Rector according to Rules of Procedure of the Ethics Committee of the UCT Prague on January 17, 2019. (Changes followed due to the resignation of some members.) 

Current members:

  • prof. Ing. Kateřina Demnerová, CSc. (chair)
  • doc. Dr. Ing. Michal Ďurovič
  • doc. Ing. Luděk Jelínek, Ph.D.
  • doc. Ing. Olga Maťátková, Ph.D.
  • prof. RNDr. Marie Urbanová, CSc.
  • MUDr. Daniela Humlová
  • Ing. Kateřina Hradečná


Disciplinary panel

According to the Czech Higher Education Act and the internal UCT Prague Disciplinary Code, cases where students appear to have violated the Ethics Code will be handled by the disciplinary Panel of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled. If a student appears to have violated the Ethics Code and is not enrolled in a Faculty, but rather is directly enrolled with the university, such cases are handled by the UCT Prague Disciplinary Panel. 


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Has something happened that you would like to discuss?

UCT Prague is now offering a consultation and notification service for discussing incidents you perceive as running against UCT Prague ethical principles. Such incidents include, for example, misunderstandings between superiors and subordinates, co-workers, academic, and non-academic employees, employees and/or students at any level of study; interpersonal conflicts; ambiguities in faculty policies and/or procedures; humiliating behaviour; unfair treatment; bullying; sexualized behaviour (and so on) in educational, creative, and other university-related activities.



Updated: 19.6.2023 18:30, Author: Jan Kříž

A/N/961/7/2018 (EN)Code of Ethics of the UCT Prague27.09.2018
A/N/961/9/2018 (EN)Rules of Procedure of the Ethics Committee of the UCT Prague02.11.2018
A/S/961/8/2018 (EN)Prevention of sexual and gender harassment at the UCT Prague05.11.2018
Code of Discipline for Students of the UCT22.05.2017


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