By Neil Halligan
New law will also protect the personal information of survey respondents.
Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a new law that will ensure surveys and research studies will be carried out by qualified and competent entities.
The Executive Council Resolution No (39) of 2015 said that surveys in Dubai must be carried out according to internationally accepted scientific methodologies and professional standards.
It also carries a provision to protect the personal information of survey respondents.
The Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC) has been appointed as the authority that will oversee the licencing and regulation of survey companies and those carrying out surveys who receive a temporary permit to carry out a survey, in accordance with the approved rules and regulations.
The DSC is authorised to revise published research findings and prepare proper responses, in collaboration with concerned government entities, if required.