Ethics - Ethics Committee Approval

Explanation and Information on TRINDEX Ethical Rules

The articles related to the Ethical Rules, which were included in the criteria in previous years, were detailed with explanations in 2020, and the issue of "include information about the permission in the article" was added to the criteria, assuming that permissions were obtained for the studies requiring ethics committee approval in the research field.
Studies that require the approval of the Ethics Committee are as follows:
1) All kinds of research are conducted with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from the participants by using surveys, interviews, focus group work, observation, experiment, and interview techniques.
2) The use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
3) Clinical studies on humans,
4) Research on animals,
5) Retrospective studies in accordance with the law on the protection of personal data,

Ø Indicating that an “informed consent form” has been received in case reports,
Ø Obtaining and specifying permission from the owners for the use of scales, questionnaires, photographs belonging to others,
Ø Indication of compliance with copyright regulations for the intellectual and artistic works used

Retrospective ethics committee approval is not required for articles that were published before 2020, produced from master's/doctoral studies (must be specified in the article), submitted an application for publication to the journal in the previous year, and accepted but not yet published.
Non-university researchers can also apply to the Ethics Committees in their regions.

In articles to be published in journals, whether ethics committee permission and/or legal/special permission is required should be stated in the article. If it is necessary to obtain these permissions, it should be clearly presented from which institution, on what date and with what decision or issue number.
If the study requires the use of human and animal subjects, international declaration, guide, etc. should be declared appropriate.

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