Responsibility is the condition or fact of being answerable or accountable for something within one’s power, control, or management. In this context, it is often taken to mean that researchers should anticipate and assesses the potential implications of their work for both science and society as a whole. While they may not be able wholly to control what is done with their work, they should be able to demonstrate that they have considered its potential consequences. Responsibility is also linked to Accountability and the idea that researchers should to act in a way that shows their understanding of the importance of respecting a wider social interest.