Ethics and Policies

DPU Research Policy

The university is keen to encourage all 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
  6. 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: 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 sincerely; 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, and 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 Do not use unpublished data, methods, or results without permission.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.