The Neuroscience Research Centre places great emphasis on high ethical standards in all its research undertakings and when conducting research on human subjects, it aims at minimizing harms and risks and maximizing benefits; respecting human dignity, privacy, and autonomy.
The following general principles should apply to all our research:
Strive for honesty in all scientific communications. Honestly report data, results, methods and procedures, and publication status. Do not fabricate, falsify, or misrepresent data. Do not deceive colleagues, granting agencies, or the public.
Take reasonable steps to correct errors in a correction, retraction, erratum or other appropriate publication means If we discover significant errors in the published data.
Strive to avoid bias in experimental design, data analysis, data interpretation, peer review, personnel decisions, grant writing, expert testimony, and other aspects of research where objectivity is expected or required. Avoid or minimize bias or self-deception. Disclose personal or financial interests that may affect research.
Make reasonable efforts to avoid offering excessive or inappropriate financial or other inducements for research participation when such inducements are likely to coerce participation.
Avoid careless errors and negligence; carefully and critically examine your own work and the work of your peers. Keep good records of research activities, such as data collection, research design, and correspondence with agencies or journals.
Honor patents, copyrights, and other forms of intellectual property. Do not use unpublished data, methods, or results without permission. Give credit where credit is due. Give proper acknowledgement or credit for all contributions to research. Never plagiarize.
Protect confidential communications, such as papers or grants submitted for publication, personnel records, trade or military secrets, and patient records.
Ensure informed consent and respect for confidentiality. Free and informed consent by participants is essential to good research. The confidentiality of information given by respondents, and the anonymity of subjects, must be respected.
Provide accurate information about research proposals and obtain approval prior to conducting the research. Conduct the research in accordance with the approved research protocol.