Scio Research Code of Ethics

Ethical principles are absolutely central to our research

The Code of Ethics aims to articulate Scio Research's ethical standards in research, work with schools and children, and work with staff. In developing them, we have drawn on the European Charter for Researchers, the Research Ethics Framework and other documents framing ethical principles for research in schools and research with children.

Ethical principles are a safeguard for children, parents and researchers


Moral pillars are the foundation for all good scientific research.

Scientific integrity

We treat the findings of our research openly, without bias, in accordance with the principles of scientific integrity. Truthfulness and objectivity always come first. Scio's commercial interests have no influence on our research activities.


Research activities should be as safe, enjoyable and beneficial as possible for all involved. For research carried out in schools, we ensure that research activities are conducted in harmony with normal teaching and do not carry risks that are greater than normal teaching.

Informed consent

We make sure that the participants and their legal guardians have all the information they need to make an informed decision about whether they or their children will participate in our research projects. Children always participate in research activities voluntarily. If it can be of benefit to them, we will inform them of the results of the research.

Privacy policy

We protect the privacy of participants our research. We make sure that personal information about participants is not leaked to anyone except the necessary number of authorized researchers. We comply with the GDPR.

Publication of research results

We take a responsible approach to publishing, do not take credit and do not select information in publications to support our conclusions.

Equality and Diversity

We always treat our scientists, colleagues and children fairly and with respect. We do not tolerate any discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, seniority or identity.

Ethics Committee

Each of our research studies, including specific activities, is approved by an ethics committee made up of parents, school staff and independent experts. The Ethics Committee may decide, among other things, that further approval is required for a particular activity.


Scio Research Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee oversees compliance with ethics in research in schools with children

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Zlata Hokrová

Zlata Hokrová graduated in Czech and German language teaching and obtained her PhD in German language at the Faculty of Arts of MU. She is currently a guide at ScioSchool Pilsen.


Ivana Olecká

Ivana Olecká graduated sociology and journalism at the FF UP and received her PhD. in social medicine at the LF UP. She is currently an academic at the CMTF UP.

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Jiří Remr

Jiří Remr graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, where he obtained a Ph.D. in evaluation. He is a research director at the Institute for Evaluations and Social Analyses.

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