Code of Ethics for Research
Following code of Ethics for Research provides major benefits to research organisations, researcher and general public. It helps to conduct research of the highest quality and standards.
Code of Ethics for Organization
- Shall strive to disseminate work of the highest quality and excellence while conducting research.
- Shall ensure the dignity, rights, safety and wellbeing of all involved in research and avoid unreasonable risk or harm to research subjects, patients, participants, researchers and others.
- Should ensure that all research is carried out keeping in mind the health, safety legislation and good practice.
- Shall ensure that good practice forms an important and integral part of research.
- Shall establish clear policies and procedures that covering the principles of good practice in research and make researchers aware of these policies and procedures
Code of Ethics for Researcher:
- Shall promote the open exchange of ideas, research methods, data and results.
- Misconduct in academic research such as plagiarism, piracy, abuse of intellectual property and research resource, defamation, misinterpretation, fabrication and fraud must be avoided in carrying out research.
- Shall not try to sabotage others from completing their work by either damaging or disrupting data or experiments of others; or wilfully failing to observe their terms and conditions.
- Shall realize that by their work they are accountable to the general public and should act accordingly. Researcher must comply with all legal and ethical requirements and other guidelines that apply to their research and must submit research proposals for review before ethics committee where appropriate and abide by the outcome of that review.
- Shall not expose the animals or subjects to unnecessary harm when conducting studies and must try to anticipate any risks that the proposed research might produce to them.
- Shall make research designs available to peer reviewers and journal editors when submitting research reports for publication.
- Shall try to identify conflict of interest, and must declared and addressed in order to avoid poor practice in research.
- Shall consider the opportunities for reduction, replacement and refinement of involving animals in research projects.
- Researchers should ensure that the terms and conditions of any grant or contract related to the research are adhered to.