Introduction

The mission of the Angsana Council is to increase the growth and prosperity of Southeast Asian businesses and economies. We aim to produce insights contributing to the region’s sustainable development and prosperity. This Research Integrity Policy outlines the principles and guidelines that govern our research and activities and ensures independence and the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and ethical conduct throughout our work.

We at times may work with external researchers and partners to deliver content and activities. These standards govern the work conducted by the Angsana Council and the partners it agrees with. 

 

Research Ethics

1.1. Compliance with Laws and Regulations: All research activities conducted at Angsana Council must comply with applicable laws, regulations, and ethical guidelines governing research ethics, data protection, intellectual property, and conflicts of interest.

1.2. Informed Consent: When conducting research involving human subjects, researchers must obtain informed consent from participants, ensuring that they fully understand the nature, purpose, and potential risks or benefits of their participation. Participants’ privacy and confidentiality must be protected, and data collection and storage should adhere to relevant regulations.

1.3. Impartiality and Objectivity: Our research must be conducted impartially and objectively, free from bias and undue influence. Researchers should strive to maintain independence from any personal, financial, or organizational interests that may compromise the integrity of their findings or recommendations.

The Angsana Council upholds the highest research integrity and independence standards. Rigorous research is essential to advancing knowledge, solving real-world problems, and fostering a culture of trust and transparency.  Our funders, partners, donors and board members acknowledge that editorial decisions are made on merit and that the Angsana Council supports independent thinking and maintains editorial control over the content. All funding sources will be acknowledged and publicly disclosed in a timely way. Editorial staff will act in a way that preserves the independence and integrity of the Angsana Council.

 

Data Integrity and Transparency

2.1. Reliable Data Sources: Research findings should be based on reliable and valid data sources. Researchers must use robust methodologies, collect data diligently, and ensure accuracy, completeness, and relevance. Proper attribution and verification should be ensured if secondary data sources are used. As such, The Angsana Council prohibits the publication of research engaging in misconduct, including plagiarizing, fabricating, or misrepresenting their research.

2.2. Reproducibility and Replicability: We encourage researchers to promote reproducibility and replicability. Research findings should be shared openly and transparently, allowing for peer review, scrutiny, and replication. Researchers should be willing to disclose their research methods, sources, and potential conflicts of interest.

 

Conflicts of Interest

3.1. Disclosure of Conflicts: Researchers and staff must disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest that may influence the research outcomes or the perception of bias. Conflicts of interest may include financial interests, affiliations, personal relationships, or any other relevant factors affecting objectivity.

3.2. Management of Conflicts: Identified conflicts of interest will be managed appropriately at the purview of The Angsana Council. Measures may include recusal from decision-making processes, independent review of research outputs, or disclosure of conflicts in research publications to ensure the integrity and credibility of the research.

 

Authorship and Publication

4.1. Authorship Criteria: Authorship should be based on substantial contributions to the research and adherence to recognized authorship criteria. All authors must have reviewed and approved the final version of the research output and agree to be accountable for its accuracy and integrity.

4.2. Acknowledgment and Collaboration: Contributions that do not meet authorship criteria should be appropriately acknowledged. Collaborative research should be conducted to respect the rights, contributions, and intellectual property of all participants, promoting a culture of collaboration and mutual respect.

4.3. Compliance and Accountability: All individuals involved in research activities at The Angsana Council must comply with this Research Integrity Policy. Non-compliance may result in disciplinary actions, including but not limited to warnings, retraining, suspension, termination, or legal measures, as deemed appropriate.

 

Conclusion

By adhering to this Research Integrity Policy, we ensure that our research on the economic growth of Southeast Asia maintains the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and ethical conduct. We strive to generate robust, evidence-based insights that contribute to the region’s sustainable development, inform policy decisions, and foster economic prosperity for all stakeholders.