Code of Ethics for Health Research

Authors : Khot, Anagha; Menon, Sumita; Deosthali, Padma; Barai, Tejal

Published Year: 2001

Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 34(3), January 20-26, 2001, pp. 196-198

Social science research involves certain vital ethical issues – respect for all those involved in research, their rights and protection. Ensuring ethics in research, as the ethical guidelines seek to do, would help complement research, rather than hinder it. A debate on the draft code of ethics held in May 2000 sought to evolve a consensus among researchers across the country. These initial steps would help fill long-perceived lacunae as well as seek to resolve ethical dilemmas plaguing researchers.

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