III. Basic Tenets of Ethical Research Practice

This section reviews the basic tenets of ethical research practice. It is based on the Australian National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.

According to the Australian National Statement, the relationship between researchers and research participants is one based on trust, mutual responsibility, and equality.

Ethical research is grounded in the values of:

1. beneficence
2. research merit and integrity
3. justice
4. respect for human beings

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