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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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PEIXOTO, Adriano de Lemos Alves. Regulation and ethical control of research in Work and Organizational Psychology. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.4, pp. 324-332. ISSN 1984-6657.

What is research ethics? This is the question that triggers the reflections in this paper. In the first section we sought to demonstrate how specific issues of Brazil's current research environment have polarized and distracted attention from researchers on this important issue. We then discuss research ethics based on professional ethics literature, justifying why standards of conduct and quality of research activity should be controlled by members of this community. Rather than relying on legal instruments that extensively detail the limits of research ethics, this study assumes that ethical reflection should be based on general principles that remand to the researcher, not an external body, the main responsibility for ethical conduct in research. Finally, we present a discussion on how these principles can be operationalized in practice.

Keywords : ethics; research ethics; science.

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