Domrei Ethics Policy and Guidelines
United Nation Agencies, Governments and NGOs are committed to serving Cambodians by implementing appropriate policies and programs. They cannot do this without meaningful, unbiased and scientifically sound knowledge about the needs, perceptions and behaviour of the people that they serve.
Domrei conducts research that answers the questions of its clients so that they may truly improve the lives of Cambodians. Domrei specializes in research, monitoring and evaluation and has extensive experience in research design, literature reviews, community and program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative surveys, data analysis, writing and editing.
Domrei is committed to the complimentary values of quality and ethical accountability. To protect and ensure that these standards are maintained, Domrei follows three steps:
- Mandatory training in research ethics and data quality for all full time and contracted staff
- Internal ethical and quality review following internationally accepted guidelines
- National Ethics Committee for Health Research submission for full research projects involving human subjects
Domrei has a zero-tolerance policy toward negligence, research misconduct and personal misbehaviour for all Domrei staff and contractors.
Domrei chooses to work only for clients that respect deontology and ethics. All staff who work with Domrei Research and Consulting, whether permanent, contracted or seconded read, agree and sign the Domrei Ethical Policy (a copy is attached). The main points of the ethical policy are:
- Respect of respondent and community sensitivities
- Confidentiality of interview and data
- Fair compensation for survey participation
- Equitable selection of respondents
- Dissemination of survey results
- Informed consent of respondents