These guidelines apply to the scientific studies on exercise sciences in Polar Electro Oy. These guidelines aim to certify that Polar Electro Oy is involved in the high quality research in the fields of exercise science. These guidelines are used in all research initials outside the company. Research co-operation application is send to address below. Proposals are evaluated and response given to applicant within one month. In evaluation an additional expert opinion is asked, if needed. The language required in all (international) project initiatives is English.
A research application should include the following documents:
1) Presentation of the research unit (institute, university, department etc.)
2) Presentation of the responsible researcher
3) Research plan
On the basis of the above mentioned documents research initiative is reviewed based on the following criteria:
1. Very important and relevant
2. Important, but not of current interest in Company
3. Not interesting and not in relation to Company actions
After the study proposal and plan are accepted a research agreement is signed (2 copies). A board of trustees or corresponding persons is named for the project. Progress of the study is followed by monthly meetings and by intermediate reports. After the study is finished a final report is prepared and one copy is supplied to Polar Electro Oy. This report follows the outlines of regular scientific publication emphasizing on results, findings, discussion and conclusions.