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Ethical Framework - Research

PTUK is committed to fostering research that will inform and develop practice. All practitioners are encouraged to support research undertaken on behalf of the profession and to participate actively in research work to provide practice based evidence. All research should be undertaken with rigorous attentiveness to the quality and integrity both of the research itself and of the dissemination of the results of the research.

The rights of all research participants should be carefully considered and protected. The minimum rights include the right to freely given and informed consent, and the right to withdraw at any point. Individuals must not be identified outside the confidential research group and then only for verification and validation purposes.

The research methods used should comply with the standards of good practice in psychological methods and must not adversely affect clients.