In an article entitled "Petroleumsforskning har en rolle å spille" [Petroleum research has a role to play], the CEO of Research Council of Norway, Arvid Hallén, gives a number of somewhat apologetic statements after the statement issued recently by Norway's National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) on the research ethics of petroleum research. Hallén basicly claims that the Research Council of Norway's research policy is already in line with NENT's statement. He thus does not go into any of the difficult questions raises by NENT's statement. That is disappointing.
See also previous posts on NENT.