Thank you very much for participating in the National Survey on Responsible Conduct of Research. Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is a framework that provides guiding principles on how to conduct research in an ethical and responsible manner to realise the social and professional responsibility of researchers.

The Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia in collaboration with University of Malaya, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Sunway University are conducting a National Survey on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). The survey has been endorsed by the Science Technology and Innovation Policy and Advisory Committee (STIPAC) of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.

The objective of this survey is to landscape the experience of researchers in Malaysia in dealing with issues pertaining to research integrity and their attitude towards detrimental research practices. Through this survey, we hope to inform strategic frameworks and policies that will foster research integrity in Malaysia.

This survey should not take more than 15 minutes to complete. Please read the instructions for each question carefully. We recommend that you complete the survey on a laptop or desktop computer, but it can also be easily completed on a mobile phone or tablet. If you are using a mobile phone or tablet, we recommend viewing your screen in portrait mode.

If you experience any issues whilst taking the survey, or have any questions, please contact the investigators of this survey. Email address: malaysiarcrsurvey@gmail.com

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Chai Lay Ching
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Email: lcchai@um.edu.my

Co-Principal Investigators:
Dr. Chau De Ming
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor
Email: deming@upm.edu.my

Prof. Dr. Abhi Veerakumarasivam
Sunway University
47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Email: abhiv@sunway.edu.my

Potential Risk and Sensitive Topics:
This survey contains some questions that pertain to sensitive or potentially triggering topics. If this survey touches upon experiences or subjects that affect you, we recommend contacting the counselling unit of your institution or relevant organisations and professionals that can provide assistance and/or support.

Your survey responses are anonymous and confidential. All data collected will be stored securely in a password-protected database. This survey does not collect any personal data or metadata that is not essential to the research.

If you wish to raise any concerns regarding this research without discussing it with the researchers, please contact the University of Malaya Research Ethics Committee (UMREC).

Telephone number: 03-79677022 (ext: 2369)
Email address: umrec@um.edu.my
Pusat Perkhidmatan Penyelidikan (PPP)
Level 2, Kompleks Pengurusan Penyelidikan dan Inovasi (KPPI)
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ethics approval:
This study was vetted and approved by UMREC (UM.TNC2/UMREC–233).
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