Research ethics and safety
SVRI insists that all research on violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC) is conducted in accordance with the highest ethical and safety standards. VAW and VAC are sensitive topics and undertaking research in these areas pose some unique methodological and ethical challenges, including issues of safety; confidentiality; and researcher skill and training. Researchers who want to better understand VAW and VAC must do so with a comprehensive understanding of the ethical issues involved.
This page is formulated to inform those that are concerned with the planning, conduct, funding, reviewing of protocols, or approving data gathering on VAW and VAC research. This page should be viewed as a resource or tool for researchers; research ethics committees or ethical review boards; advocacy groups; community ombudsman; community structures and all people involved in VAW and VAC research either as data collectors, translators and transcribers, interpreters, data entry staff and others.
SVRI's committment to high quality research in epidemics and pandemics
SVRI adheres to the ‘Funder principles for supporting high-quality research for the most pressing global needs in epidemics and pandemics’ developed by UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) and the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R). The principles were launched on the 17th July 2020 in The LANCET ‘Strengthening the global effort on COVID-19 research through joint principles for funding global research in epidemics and pandemics.’