Complaint OEN448319

Date created
Dec 20, 2017
Date completed
Mar 25, 2021
Region Complainant
Africa
Region Defendant
Africa
Association
ESOMAR
ESOMAR Code

Article 9 Professional responsibility

  • Researchers must be honest, truthful and objective and ensure that their research is carried out in accordance with appropriate scientific research principles, methods and techniques.
  • Researchers must always behave ethically and must not do anything that might unjustifiably damage the reputation of research or lead to a loss of public confidence in it.
  • Researchers must be straightforward and honest in all of their professional and business dealings.
  • Researchers must not unjustifiably criticise other researchers.
  • Researchers must not make false or otherwise misleading statements about their skills, experience or activities, or about those of their organisation.
  • Researchers must conform to the generally accepted principles of fair competition.

Public Resolution

Mar 25, 2021

The complaint, which concerned a non-payment dispute, has been closed as the complainant has ceased all communications.
We invite all complainants to maintain active communication with both the responder and the professional standards team in the course of the complaint.