Because traumatized people are in a highly vulnerable state, they are open to exploitation of others’ interests. Welfare of victims must always precede the interests of professionals . Research should in no way prejudice healing. 2. Research Goals. The goal of research must be the obtaining and free dispersion of knowledge which will help future generations of victims. The goal should not be partisan to a particular form of therapy, drug, method, person or group. Lack of benefits, side effects and negative effects should be reported as much as positive ones. Potential biases such as funding bodies and institutional and relevant group attachment should be declared. 3. Consent. Client or guardian consent should always be obtained. The nature of the research, its goals, benefits and risks, should be explained. 4.