THE RIGHTS OF IARSA RESEARCHERS
In particular, the following basic rights of researchers are recognised and promoted as far as possible with a view to creating an environment where research can flourish and high quality research outputs can be promoted:
1. Academic freedom
2. The availability of a caring research environment with efficient policies, management, structures, support services and programmes to promote research
3. The use of the Association’s facilities, services and resources for research.
a. Academic freedom
IARSA researchers have the right to academic freedom when conducting research. Within the framework of the Association’s policy and the regulations, researchers are free to choose the subject of their studies and to seek support for their research from any appropriate source.
Researchers have the right to information required for their research, in so far as there is no legal or moral limitation on furnishing such information. They are free to develop their own theories and to arrive at their own conclusions. They have the right to disseminate the results of their research, without supervision or alterations by external funders, unless this has been stipulated in advance by a signed contract
b. Conducive Academic Environment to Research
The Association has the responsibility to create an environment that promotes research and fosters good researchers. The Governing Council and Management of the Association, therefore, create an environment in which research can flourish, by, among other things, visionary policy, innovative programmes, sound support services, appropriate incentives, effective financial management and the mobilisation of funding.
At the same time, researchers are allowed sufficient time and opportunity to become involved in research activities.
c. Facilities and Resources of the Association
The Association has the responsibility, in so far as it is feasible, to make facilities, equipment and services available to researchers for use in research and grants, with a view to the creation of an environment which is conducive to research.
Where the Association does not have sufficient resources to give effect to this right, the Association is endeavoured to obtain resources from other sources and to allocate them to researchers, based on fairness and on the academic, educational and ethical merits of the research.
Where, as a result of limited resources, the Association cannot accede to all demands in this regard, hence, it allow researchers to negotiate facilities, funds and/or other resources from elsewhere for research programmes, as long as no conflict with the Association ‘s interests and principles is caused.