Research Polices and Ethics

DPU Research Policy

The university is keen to encourage all the university members and students to conduct scientific research. Accordingly, the university has adopted a research policy to achieve high quality outputs that contribute to improving the image and level of the university locally, regionally, and internationally. This policy includes details about the following:

1. Committee on Research Ethics and Innovation

2. Assistance with scientific research projects.

3. Outside research projects submitted to the university.

4. Scientific Research Database

5. Participation in conferences and workshops

Honors for publication

7. Publication fees

8. Support for book publishing.


Research Ethics 

provides guidelines for the responsible conduct of research. In addition, it educates and monitors scientists conducting research to ensure a high ethical standard.

The following is a general summary of some ethical principles:

1. Honesty

    Honestly report data, results, methods and procedures, and publication status. Do not fabricate, falsify, or misrepresent data.

2. Objectivity

    Strive to avoid bias in experimental design, data analysis, data interpretation, peer review, personnel decisions, grant writing, expert testimony, and other aspects of research.

3. Integrity

    Keep your promises and agreements; act with sincerity; strive for consistency of thought and action.

4. Carefulness

    Avoid careless errors and negligence; carefully and critically examine your own work and the work of your peers. Keep good records of research activities.

5. Openness

    Share data, results, ideas, tools, resources. Be open to criticism and new ideas.

6. Respect for Intellectual Property

    Honor patents, copyrights, and other forms of intellectual property. Do not use unpublished data, methods, or results without permission. Give credit where credit is due. Never plagiarize.

7. Confidentiality

    Protect confidential communications, such as papers or grants submitted for publication, personnel records, trade or military secrets, and patient records.

8. Responsible Publication

    Publish in order to advance research and scholarship, not to advance just your own career. Avoid wasteful and duplicative publication.

9. Responsible Mentoring

     Help to educate, mentor, and advise students. Promote their welfare and allow them to make their own decisions.

10. Respect for Colleagues:

      Respect your colleagues and treat them fairly.

11. Social Responsibility

      Strive to promote social good and prevent or mitigate social harms through research, public education, and advocacy.

12. Non-Discrimination

      Avoid discrimination against colleagues or students on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, or other factors that are not related to their scientific competence and integrity.

13. Competence

      Maintain and improve your own professional competence and expertise through lifelong education and learning; take steps to promote competence in science as a whole.

14. Legality

      Know and obey relevant laws and institutional and governmental policies.

15. Animal Care

      Show proper respect and care for animals when using them in research. Do not conduct unnecessary or poorly designed animal experiments.

16. Human Subjects Protection

      When conducting research on human subjects, minimize harms and risks and maximize benefits; respect human dignity, privacy, and autonomy.

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