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3.9 Health and safety

3.9.1 Organisations and researchers should ensure that all research carried out under their auspices, or for which they are responsible, fulfils all requirements of health and safety legislation and good practice. They should bear in mind that certain types of research, for example social research in a conflict zone, can present particular issues of health and safety. They should ensure that all research which involves potentially hazardous or harmful material or which might cause harm to the environment complies with all legal requirements and other applicable guidelines.

3.9.2 Organisations should set up systems to ensure that such research undergoes all forms of appropriate review in accordance with the organisation’s policy on health and safety.

3.9.3 Researchers should submit such research for all forms of appropriate review and abide by the outcome of that review.

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