Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences Year: 2021, Volume: 23(B), Issue. (2) First page: (9) Last page: (11) Online ISSN: 2249-7935 Print ISSN: 0975-8917 doi: 10.48165/ijabms.2021.233701
Research Ethics: The Bane of the unethical researcher.
Dr. Swapnali S. Kadam
Professor (Additional), Department of Physiology, Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane
Corresponding Author: Swapnali S. Kadam , Email: email@example.com
Online Published on 25-August-2021
How to cite the Article
Every human research creates generalizable information which is an integral part of health improvement & understanding of disease. It also causes some risk or inconvenience to research participants. Codes of conduct for physicians have existed since ancient period. Declaration of Helsinki ICMR, Human subjects’ protection; Animal care guidelines etc provide a policy for conduct of research involving research participants in India. The Why & the How in research are vital questions. The ‘Why’ is very clear to define as improvement of public health. What matters more is the ‘How’: while performing it is necessary to adhere to research ethics for promotion of knowledge, truth and avoidance of errors. Research being team work, involves principles of team work such as trust, mutual respect, even handedness, and accountability. Upholding confidentiality, data sharing policies, guidelines of authorship, peer review policies, copyright and patenting policy promotes security of intellectual property and gives confidence for collaborations. Ethical research outlines standard guidelines for institutions and professionals for their behavior towards the specified goals and helps to develop the trust of community further promoting funding.
ICMR, Human subjects,trust, mutual respect,handedness, and accountability.