Research Ethics

© Leo Sebastian (IRRI-CCAFS)

Welcome to CGIAR’s Research Ethics webpage, dedicated to promoting ethical conduct in agricultural research. We recognize that research has the potential to bring about positive change, but it also comes with ethical responsibilities. On this page, you will find a range of resources to support ethical decision-making, including access to our CGIAR Center Ethics Policies, Q&As, and external research ethics resources. We hope that this page will serve as a valuable tool for researchers, partners, and stakeholders in the pursuit of ethical, responsible, and impactful research.


This portal is dedicated to all IREC/IRB and other Research Ethics members across CGIAR Centres. Currently, some Centres are performing IRB/IREC functions with no standardized procedures. This portal is a key repository of existing policies, templates, and other information on the theme of Research Ethics. It also hosts a discussion forum between its members – enabling them to streamline and coordinate procedures and efforts around Research Ethics.