Complaint OEN580673

Date created
May 22, 2019
Date completed
Feb 14, 2020
Region Complainant
Region Defendant

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

Feb 14, 2020

The Disciplinary subCommittee (DsC) to the Professional Standards Committee agreed that ESOMAR has no competence to decide on this case as it took place entirely on the local level.