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.