Code Of Ethics
Research at SPSU is expected to be designed and carried out in a way that ensures high standards of quality & integrity by researchers & research groups. Further, all research should strive to contribute to the enhancement of knowledge and understanding. Poorly designed/conducted research wastes resources and could even lead to flawed conclusions with the potential to cause harm. To minimize such possibilities, the SPSU Code of Ethics for Research has been developed on the foundations of four key elements:
Respect for all stakeholders including those participating in research
Researchers at SPSU shall be aware of their professional responsibilities while undertaking research and shall avoid harming stakeholders and research participants. These professional responsibilities shall include: (a) sensitivity to the current problems of society when framing research objectives and questions; (b) sensitivity to the need to protect dignity & well-being of research participants at all times; (c) avoid engaging in research that impacts the research participants personality or their mental/physical well-being; and (d) report results on vulnerable groups with great care to minimize misuse or misinterpretation of research findings.