Ethical guidelines for the conduct of quality research in the institution
The set of guidelines aims to provide a moral code for setting higher standards in research and its adherence leads to credibility in the qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and their results/findings.
These guidelines are to be accepted as a general practice by all researchers of the institution and deviation shall be considered as Research misconduct that will be dealt with sanctions imposed by the institution.
Areas of ethical concerns in Research
Plagiarism/ Malpractices: It is an offence that results in the misuse of someone’s original ideas, results and findings. It is applicable to publication, citation, research proposals and grants.
Preventive, Corrective and Punitive action shall be taken by the research council to bring transparency in research.
Usage of data : There should be integrity in the acquisition, reporting and application of research data.
Ownership of data: Research data generated by the research groups of the institution belong to the institution at any point of time as the funds/ awards/ patents received are associated with the institutional identity of the researcher. However, genuine accessibility/ sharing of the research findings shall be available to all the research groups of the institution.
Research publication: There should be strict adherence to the publication ethics by the researchers with due regard to affiliation to the institution without conflict of interest.
Responsibility of the research investigator: Faculty members who are principal research investigators/ mentors/ supervisors should take the responsibility of leading the group or students towards set goals in a highly intellectual and professional way.
Responsibility towards funded projects: Faculty members who carry out institutional or Governmental funded projects should follow the ethical guidelines, submit periodical progress reports, with due importance to institutional claim on finance and patents.