RIGHT TO WITHDRAW
All participants must be informed that they may leave the research at any point without punishment. Participants also have the right to withdraw any data that was collected from them in regard to the research.
PROTECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
All research ought to be led under skilful supervision to ensure that health and safety guidelines are being followed. It is the researcher’s responsibility to ensure that all participants taking part within the research are shielded from any psychical and or mental harm.
Researchers ought to get the consent of the participants before any research takes place. It isn’t adequate to just get potential participants to state “Yes”. They additionally need to comprehend what it is that they are consenting to and this needs to be documented in order to carry out any research. Researchers must not pressure or intimidate any of the potential participant into taking part.
Once the research has been completed the participant should be informed of what their part was within the research and also, what the researcher was exploring and why. Debriefing is important and required to be done as soon as possible, especially if the research has deceived the participant in anyway.
The researcher ought to abstain from misleading participants about the idea of the exploration, except if there is no other option. Then in that case it would need to be done under strict conditions and would need to be deemed acceptable by an independent advisor. There are a few sorts of research that can’t be completed without in any event some component of misleading.
Any information or data provided by the participant including sensitive, personal or any research outcomes are to be kept private and confidential and stored correctly along the guidelines of the data protection act. The participant must be informed of where it shall be stored and how long for, who can access the data and also what the data will be used for. In certain circumstances data will have to be shared, however the participant will be made aware of this before giving any of their information.