As a private think tank conducting policy-relevant research on a variety of issues, Vejchewin Research Institute has a commitment to standards of ethical research and practices. All matters of ethics in research and publications are reviewed, managed, and monitored by the Research Ethics Panel (REP).
- The Panel shall be multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial in composition including relevant subject expertise, balanced age, gender distribution, and lay persons.
- The number of members in the Panel shall be kept fairly small (i.e. no more than 8 members).
- The Panel shall have a Chairperson and a Coordinator nominated by the Director-General.
- The Panel Members shall be as follows:
- 3 x Social scientists
- 1 x Health-related scientist
- 1 x Non-research professional (lay person)
- 1 x Regulatory specialist (lay person)
- Minimum five members are required to compose the quorum without which a decision regarding the research should not be taken.
Frequency of Meetings
The REP shall meet, either physically or virtually, on an ad hoc basis as and when necessary.
Minimum standards have to take into account the following guidelines:
- Academic Integrity and Research Quality (University Grants Commission, 2021);
- Ethical Guidelines for Social Science Research in Health (National Committee for Ethics in Social Science Research in Health, 2005);
- Guidelines for Conducting of Human Subjects Research in Behavioral Science, Social Sciences, and Humanities (The Board of Thailand Science Research and Innovation, 18 March 2021);
- International Ethical Guidelines for Health-related Research Involving Humans (CIOMS, 2016);
- Five Principles for Research Ethics (American Psychological Association, 2003);
- APA RESOLUTION on Support for the Expansion of Mature Minors’ Ability to Participate in Research (American Psychological Association, August 2018); and
- APSA Guide to Professional Ethics in Political Science (American Political Science Association, 2022).
For more details, please contact REP at: [email protected]