Statement of Responsible Research - a Code of Conduct survey

Four years after the “InterRidge statement of commitment to responsible research practices at deep-sea hydrothermal vents” was published, it seems appropriate to evaluate the potential awareness, relevance and efficiency of this code of conduct. Duke University, in collaboration with InterRidge, propose a survey, dispatched among the scientific community working at hydrothermal vents.

Participate in the survey before March 15th 2010. It will take 5-10 minutes.

The main results of the survey will be available on the InterRidge website during the course of July/August 2010. We will also report results of the survey in a peer-reviewed technical journal. The data will collected and analysed by Van Dover, Zelnio and Godet and will be archived after one year at the InterRidge Office, for comparison against future assessments of the efficacy of the Statement.

After completing the survey, if you wish to support the "Statement of Responsible Research" and have not yet done so, please visit: