All research conducted within Macquarie University is subjected to scrutiny and approval by the Bioethics Committee. The yeast 2.0 project is part of a global consortium, which spans a number of local policy and practice boundaries in regard to ethics and governance. To ensure research is conducted is a uniform safe and ethical manner throughout the consortium, a specific Statement of Ethics has been developed. In it we declare research for the benefit of humankind, transparency and engagement, and consideration for the health and safety of people and the environment.