ABPCO’s policy statement on supporting academic research
ABPCO recognises the potential contribution academic research might make to improving
professional practice. As a consequence, it will encourage members to participate in projects where
there are clear benefits to members of the Association. In order to limit intrusion on members’
time, however, ABPCO has adopted the following principles. It will normally support access to its
membership for research purposes only when the person requesting access is:
1. an individual member or from an ABPCO recognised university department;
2. a member of staff or a PhD student of an ABPCO recognised university department
(invitations from undergraduates will normally be refused).
The project in question must have received institutional ethical approval prior to data collection.