Science and research have made tremendous progress in the last century. Unfortunately, some of the studies conducted earlier were not governed by ethical norms and have caused significant loss and pain to the society, including humans and animals alike. With the advent of the publishing industry and the pressure to publish papers, there has been an increase in unethical behavior among the researchers. Research ethics, in addition to providing guidelines for the responsible conduct of research it also, educates and guides scientists researching to ensure a high ethical standard is maintained. Research ethics is an integral part of any study of magnitude. It is now mandatory to seek ethical approval from the concerned ethical review boards to conduct an investigation. This checklist ensures that researchers are complying to the basics of research ethics and helps to avoid any unpleasant experiences.
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