Code of Ethics
As a research organization, the Institute aims to become a reliable and valid source of information and analysis, to promote political rationality and scientific knowledge in policy-making as well as to serve as a centre for the development and dissemination of ideas by cultivating critical thinking and a democratic political culture.

In this context, the Institute ensures that the work produced by its staff and associates is based on reliable scientific research and academic knowledge, fully respecting the independence and academic freedom of its partners.

The Institute also ensures that any form of conflict of interest in research is avoided. In any case, those involved in the Institute’s research activities are required to report any potential conflict of interest to the Scientific Council.

Furthermore, the Institute’s researchers are obliged to uphold respect for the principles of scientific truth and intellectual property as well as to comply with the legislation concerning the protection of personal data. All matters related to research conduct and ethics are addressed by the Scientific Council.

Even though the Institute is affiliated with the European centre-right, as expressed by the Democratic Rally in Cyprus, it does not impose any political restrictions on the conduct of research or the freedom of expression of its researchers. It is further noted that the selection of the Institute’s staff and associates is based on their skills, experience and/or previous research work.

The Institute maintains complete transparency with regard to its financial resources, complies with the principles of sound financial management and its finances are subject to control as required by the relevant legislation.