Scientific research involves the cooperation and coordination of different people to achieve goals that have impact on society and are essential for overall development in all areas. Research requires experimentation, data analysis, writing research papers and grant proposals and educating future scientists. Thus, it is essential that research is carried out in ways that are ethically correct. Guidelines for research ethics are laid in such a way that concerns of research institutions and individuals are simultaneously addressed. Also, it is important to adhere to these ethical guidelines in order to preserve the dignity, rights and welfare of researchers and research participants. Based on area of research and subjects involved, guidelines for carrying research has been defined by various agencies. These guidelines can be found on WEBSITE of various government agencies. All the researchers at University of Delhi are expected to follow the Ethics of research as described in the guidelines.
Research Council ensures that the ethics guidelines mandated by the funding agencies are followed. Some of the guidelines are given below: