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36. The Association is committed to fostering research that will inform and develop practice. All practitioners are encouraged to support research undertaken on behalf of the profession and to participate actively in research work.
37. All research should be undertaken with rigorous attentiveness to the quality and integrity both of the research itself and of the dissemination of the results of the research.
38. The rights of all research participants should be carefully considered and protected. The minimum rights include the right to freely given and informed consent, and the right to withdraw at any point.A client's entitlement to receiving a service should not be affected by their willingness or refusal to participate in research.
39. The research methods used should comply with the standards of good practice in counselling and psychotherapy and must not adversely affect clients.