- In the area of doing and writing research, all researchers are expected both to understand their sources and to acknowledge them. Plagiarism is a serious matter and is unacceptable at IFRS.
- Researchers are to use inclusive and non-sexist language in their oral and written work. “Non-sexist language” avoids the use of gender-specific terms. “Inclusive language” strives for balance in the use of masculine and feminine terms (see The Policy Statement on the Use of Inclusive Language by the Council on Women and Religion of the Graduate Theological Union as reference).
- It is also strictly stipulated that researchers know and honor the rights of the subjects of their research and follow what is mandated by the laws of the institute and of the land.