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Guideline 8

Stakeholders, responsibilities and roles

The roles and responsibilities of the researchers and research support staff participating in a research project must be clear at each stage of the project.


The participants in a research project engage in regular dialogue. They define their roles and responsibilities in a suitable way and adapt them where necessary. Adaptations are likely to be needed if the focus of a participant’s work changes.

Avoiding conflicts of interests

Avoiding conflicts of interest at all levels of the research process is another important obligation of researchers. It includes disclosing sources of research funding as well as any other circumstances that may affect the independence of the research.

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