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Table 1 Summary of agreed responsibilities for researchers to ensure RRP

From: Assisting you to advance with ethics in research: an introduction to ethical governance and application procedures

Researcher responsibilities RRP enhancements
Upholding Integrity at all stages of research Proper research design in consideration of all stakeholders.
Adherence to Regulations Forward planning in accordance with local/institutional ethical policies
Appropriateness of research methods Applying appropriate methodologies including participant selection, informed consents, right to withdrawal etc.
Accurate record keeping Long-term competency checks, data handling/storage by avoiding/minimising data breaches. Also methodological changes to address any efficiency issues.
Openness in research findings Maintaining transparency, measuring the benefits against risks
Responsible authorships Truthful representation related to contributions by avoiding authorship malpractices
Proper attribution Respecting contributions and acknowledging attributions
Rigorous evaluation in peer review Critical analysis of all aspects within research and taking appropriate measures to attribute issues
Disclosing conflicts of interests Truthful reporting of funding sources, potential conflicts, addressing allegations of misconduct and other irresponsible research practices
Responsible Public communication Reporting the findings highlighting both the advantages and disadvantages
Transparency in research Ensures the research integrity at all stages
Prompt actions against misconducts Minimising the chances of any research/professional misconducts whilst protecting the whistle blowers
Creating a sustainable research environments Encouraging integrity through education, maintaining clear policies, and standards
  1. Table is based on The Singapore Statement on Research Integrity (2020)