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Through its link with the CDEFI (Conférence des directeurs des écoles françaises d'ingénieurs), UniLaSalle is a signatory to the French Charter of Ethics for Research Professions (signed in January 2015, ratification in January 2019).

The research activities carried out on our four campuses respect the three pillars of ethics, scientific integrity and the social responsibility of science:

  • Reflection on the values and aims of scientific research;
  • The establishment of standards and principles to guide practices;
  • Understanding the context and anticipating the consequences of research activities.

Through this voluntary approach, UniLaSalle is committed to respecting life and caring for the human and ecological consequences of the innovations produced by its teams. It also ensures that research approaches, methodologies and results are implemented with fairness, probity and rigor, with respect for facts and people, both internally and in relation to external partners.

A group referent was appointed in 2021 to ensure that scientific integrity and good practice are maintained in the activities of UniLaSalle's scientific staff.


UniLaSalle intends to set an example in terms of sustainable development through optimized resource management, actions to raise awareness of the climate emergency among all students and employees (Fresque du climat), the school's participation in all regional initiatives (COP21, Fête de la Science, etc.), and its commitment to greater equity (disability, scholarships, etc.). 

Taking up the challenge of sustainable development and societal responsibility, which requires innovation, training and new ways of producing, with the aim of achieving sustainability on different scales, implies methodological breakthroughs in scientific, pedagogical and organizational approaches.

In this context, research activities are a particularly powerful and integrative lever for action. 

This ambition calls into question "good laboratory practice". The carbon footprint of research and development activities will have to be taken into consideration. The multitude of consumables generated by the activity, energy consumption, computer calculations and international travel are all critical points to be assessed.


In order to provide free access to knowledge for the various players in the North and South, UniLaSalle has embarked on an Open Access initiative to disseminate its scientific output.

It is also committed to depositing the majority of its scientific production in open archives (HAL) or in electronic journals without access barriers.

See more about Open Science