Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) recognizes research and research-led teaching as primary responsibilities of its academic staff. It places value on fostering, publishing, and disseminating research of high international quality.
The paramount principle governing any UTB research involving human participants, animal subjects, and personal data is the respect for participants’ dignity, rights, safety and well-being.
The University must ensure that it maintains the highest ethical standards. Dishonesty of any kind in research or conducting research activities that violate ethical principles adopted by the University is unacceptable. Such violations damage the search for truth, University reputation, the individual(s) themselves, their colleagues as well as the general community.
“Researchers have an obligation to ensure that their research is conducted with:
Guidance on the interpretation and application of these principles is detailed in this Policy document.
The University’s Research Ethics Policy and Procedures recognise that the responsibility for maintaining ethical conduct lies, in the first instance, with researchers themselves. If researchers do not take responsibility for the ethical conduct of their own research, defensible research ethics will be an unrealisable goal. To this end, responsibility for operating the University’s ethics review procedure, informed by the Policy, is devolved to academic faculties, schools, and academic and research centres. This means that the formal ethical review of research proposals involving human participants, animal subjects, and personal data is best carried out by faculties or schools or centres, within the broad parameters provided by this Policy and the research ethics approval Procedure. The key principle underlying the research ethics approval procedure is that researchers should reflect on the ethical issues that are raised by their research and be able to justify, in ethical terms, the practices and procedures that they intend to adopt in their research activities. Matters of research ethics are not always ‘black and white’, and there is no ‘one size fits all approach’. This Policy, therefore, aims to set a clear framework and guiding principles to assist researchers in addressing the ethical issues that may arise in the course of their research.”
The Policy is intended to:
The University’s Research Ethics Policy applies to:
External bodies, such as research funding bodies, some public-sector social care providers or the armed forces, have their own research ethics policies and review procedures. However, the University’s Policy and procedures must still be followed in any collaborative research that involves UTB staff or students.
|Faculty of Engineering||Professor Dr Ardeshir Bahreininejad|
|School of Business||Dr Fadzliwati binti Mohiddin|
|School of Computing and Informatics||Professor Dr Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk|
|School of Applied Sciences and Mathematics||Professor Dr Duraisamy Sambasivam Sankar|
|School of Design||Dr Mohamed Rashid bin Embi|
|Centre For Communication, Teaching and Learning||Dr Lee Kok Yueh|
Further information on UTB Research Ethics Policy and Procedures can be found at Graduate Studies and Research Office Staff Portal