Adopted by the Faculty Advisory Board in June 2015 (amended June 2018):
The Eudaimonia Institute at Wake Forest University seeks funding from numerous sources, including both individuals and foundations, that are interested in supporting its mission and activities. Because the questions we examine and the conclusions we reach are nonpartisan and nonideological, it is paramount that our research is conducted independently, with its sole motivation being the disinterested pursuit of truth. We wish to examine the institutional and cultural requirements for eudaimonic lives, and we think this aim too important to be restricted to any particular methodology or worldview.
To ensure the independence of the Eudaimonia Institute’s research and activities, we hereby publicly proclaim our Declaration of Research Independence:
The Eudaimonia Institute (EI) at Wake Forest University is committed to the highest standards of academic quality and credibility for our research. We ensure these through internal review, peer review, and transparency in the process of selecting and undertaking research projects.
Although the quality and credibility of our research should be judged on its merits, to enhance that credibility EI adheres to the following policies:
The Eudaimonia Institute is committed to achieving the highest standards of academic quality and objectivity, and to ensuring that our work withstands rigorous review. Eudaimonia Institute scholars independently pursue a research agenda and educational activities that advance our mission. The Eudaimonia Institute, under the oversight of its Faculty Advisory Board, maintains sole discretion over its sponsored research and educational activities.
This policy and EI activities are reviewed regularly to ensure that the EI is in compliance with its provisions and remains faithful to its intent.