8.01: Provide accurate information and obtain institutional approval before conducting research.
8.02: Informed consent should contain purpose of research, right to decline and participate, any foreseeable consequences of withdrawing, potential risks or discomforts, benefits, limits of confidentiality, incentives for participation, contact information, etc.
8.03: Obtain consent before recording audio or visual data.
8.04: If using subordinates/clients, protect them from consequences of declining. If using in course for credit, have an alternative.
8.05: Psychologists may dispense with informed consent if research does not create distress or harm and involves studying normal educational practices, anonymous questionnaire, naturalistic observations, etc.
8.06: Cannot offer coercive financial or other benefits.
8.07: Allowed to use deception if the benefits outweigh the harm and participant is debriefed at the end.
8.08: Debrief participants about outcome. If participant is harmed, take reasonable steps to minimize it.
8.09: Take reasonable steps to treat animals with care, minimize discomfort and pain.
8.10: Psychologists do not fabricate data. If errors are discovered, make reasonable attempts to correct.
8.11: Psychologists do not plagiarize.
8.12: Publication credit is given based on substantial contribution. For dissertations, student is listed as first author.
8.13: Psychologists do not publish data previously published. Republishing data is allowed with proper acknowledgement.
8.14: Psychologists do not withhold data from those who seek to verify.
8.15: Reviewing psychologists respect confidentiality and proprietary rights of the data/information.