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BioVision Innovations Research Ethics Policy


Effective Date: 01/01/2024

1. Introduction

1.1 Purpose: This Research Ethics Policy outlines the standards and principles for conducting ethical research within BioVision Innovations. It is designed to ensure integrity, responsibility, and ethical compliance in all research activities.

1.2 Scope: This policy applies to all members, employees, and affiliates of BioVision Innovations involved in research activities.


2. Ethical Standards

2.1 Compliance with Laws: All research activities must comply with applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.

2.2 Respect for Persons: Researchers must treat all participants with dignity, respect their autonomy, and obtain verbal consent to having personal information published.

2.3 Beneficence: Research should aim to benefit society while minimizing harm or risk to participants.

2.4 Justice: Researchers must ensure fair distribution of the benefits and burdens of research.


3. Research Integrity

3.1 Honesty: Researchers must present information truthfully and accurately in proposals, data collection, and reporting.

3.2 Transparency: Researchers should disclose all relevant information and avoid conflicts of interest.

3.3 Accountability: Researchers are accountable for the ethical conduct of their research and must adhere to professional standards.


4. Informed Consent

4.1 Consent: When contacting and interacting with real people to obtain primary or secondary source information for research, verbal consent must be given by the individual or group for the research to be posted wherever BioVision Innovations deems necessary.

4.2 Voluntary Participation: Participation in research must be voluntary, with no undue influence or coercion.


5. Confidentiality and Data Protection

5.1 Privacy: Researchers must respect the privacy of participants and maintain confidentiality of personal information.

5.2 Data Security: Data must be securely stored and only accessible to authorized personnel.

5.3 Data Use: The use of data should be limited to the purposes for which it was collected, respecting any restrictions placed by participants.


6. Publication and Reporting

6.1 Accurate Reporting: Findings should be reported accurately and without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation.

6.2 Authorship: Authorship should fairly reflect the individual's contributions to the research.

6.3 Openness: Whenever possible, research data and findings should be open to scrutiny by the scientific community.


7. Violations and Enforcement

7.1 Reporting Mechanisms: Violations of this policy should be reported through established channels within BioVision Innovations.

7.2 Investigation: Allegations of unethical research practices will be investigated thoroughly.

7.3 Sanctions: Violations may result in disciplinary action, including termination of the research project and/or employment.

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