Code of Practice on Research Ethics

 

Research

 

 Research includes scholarly activities which analyses, synthesises and provides interpretations of ideas, methodologies, experimentations and information with the aim of contributing to the intellectual infrastructure of subjects and disciplines.The Institute  is committed to support good practice in research and it  is considered that  research should be conducted in accordance with ethical principles.

 

 

Code of Practice on Ethics

 

  • This Code applies applies to research carried out by staff and students in the course of their duties and relations with the University. Work conducted as part of professional practice carried out beyond the academy is the responsibility of the practitioner.

 

  • The code of ethics is applicable to all stages of research lifecycle. This includes the planning stage, applying for funding, the conduct and later conclusive stages of the project and publications.
  •   Research must be undertaken in accordance with any relevant common law or legislation.
  • Complete consent should normally be obtained from participants to enable them to take part voluntarily.
  •  It is the duty of the researchers  to protect research participants wherever possible from significant harm consequent upon the research.
  •  The confidentiality of information supplied by research participants and any agreement to grant anonymity to respondents should be respected.
  •  Care must be taken with collecting, handling and storing sensitive, classified and/or personal data. Such data should be kept securely and protected from unauthorised access.
  •  Both the design of research and its conduct should ensure integrity, quality and provide benefits to the society in general..
  •  Any probale potential risk as the outcome of research should be analysed properly. The principal investigator and the participants shall be responsible obtaining ethical approval of the project.
  •   Researchers are responsible for approving the project by the University research ethics approval process.
  •  Researchers should inform regarding  major divergence from the approved project,if any, and should continue after getting further ethical approval.
  • Contractual agreements about the publication, dissemination, and exhibition of research including any non-disclosure agreements and intellectual property rights must be clearly set out prior to the conduct of the research.
  • The laws of plagiarism must be strictly followed and any sort of duplication in conduct of research and publication should be absolutely avoided.