Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct
The iGumps Research (iGR) is a profit, not tax-exempt division of iGumps Research, Development and Consulting GmbH that is focused on R&D task in the field of Developmental and Learning Psychology. iGR's vision is that evidence-based, clinical research is performed ethically, responsibly, and professionally everywhere in the world. iGR's mission is to promote integrity and excellence in clinical research. The iGumps Development (iGD) is the division of iGumps Research, Development and Consulting GmbH that uses the outcome of the iGR studies and apply it to their continuous product development. This Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (the "Code") serves as a code of professional conduct for iGumps R&D employees, freelancers, and subcontractors (the "Parties"). These parties are expected to adhere to this Code in all professional activities and relationships with each other, organizations with which they work, research participants and society in general.
The mentioned parties shall abide by and conform to the following ethical standards:
(1) The Parties shall respect and safeguard the welfare and rights of all individuals with whom they interact professionally, including but not limited to research participants. They shall act in the best interest of research participants and society. When designing, reviewing or conducting research, the Parties shall ensure that potential risks to research participants prior to and throughout the research are minimized, and that those risks are outweighed by the anticipated benefits to the subjects and the importance of the knowledge to be gained.
(2) The Parties shall educate themselves, and where applicable, their students and their colleagues, about responsible research practices. They shall report research findings accurately and shall not misrepresent, fabricate or falsify results. The Parties shall make all research data available to authorized persons for verification by established standards of the clinical research profession. Within their scope of authority, they shall ensure the dissemination of scientifical information from clinical trials and other investigations. They shall not withhold information relevant to the full evaluation of the safety, efficacy or utility of clinical interventions, agents or devices under investigation for the benefit of medicine, patients, science, and society regardless of the research outcome.
(3) It is recognized that real, potential and apparent conflicts of interest naturally occur from time to time. Conflicts of interest arise when personal, professional, business, political and financial influences have the potential to impair significantly professional judgment and consequent acts of research misconduct. It is essential that the Parties recognize when they may be in a conflict of interest, and disclose such conflict.
(4) The parties must maintain the privacy and confidentiality of research participants and any confidential information received in connection with the Members and Certificates' research to the extent required by local law(s) and signed contractual agreements. The Parties could have access to confidential information, whether it is the intellectual property of a company or personal health information of research participants, and have the responsibility to maintain this confidentiality.
To file a complaint against one of the Parties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.