Charter of Principles


The Public Population Project in Genomics and Society (P3G) aspires to the highest standards of ethical comportment and research integrity. The fundamental principles that underpin its activities are:

PROMOTION OF THE COMMON GOOD P3G will optimise the benefits of collaborative research for the benefit of all.

RESPONSIBILITY Protection of the interests of all affected stakeholders including families, groups, populations, researchers and research sponsors is the highest priority. Every effort will be made to respond to the concerns of stakeholders in a timely and appropriate manner.

MUTUAL RESPECT The development and sustainability of P3G is based on responsibility, collaboration, co-operation, trust and mutual respect for others, which includes recognition of cultural diversity and the scientific specificity of the projects involved.

ACCOUNTABILITY All standards, processes and procedures will be transparent and clear, developed on the basis of consensus, and aim to create best practice in the networking of population genomics resources.

PROPORTIONALITY All research materials (such as data and samples) must be protected to the highest standards of privacy and propriety, while at the same time allowing and promoting the free exchange of ideas, datasharing and openness for the benefit of all.

Adopted by P3G Board of Directors: March 23, 2007