Ethical scientific researchers have a commitment to all who are touched by their research to do their work well.
I think all whose lives are touched by a research project deserve consideration as part of the research process and the success. This includes mentors, supporters, reviewers, any future readers, and those who support us along the way in pursuit of our research. Each participant, observer, adviser, or colleague, who is involved in work directly or tangentially, can have an influence on, or assist with outcomes of research. One of them cannot exist without the other part, in order to gain a successful research. All parties to research are to be equally thanked, as they all have an important, vital, crucial and essential role. The common function they all share is the contribution to theory to advance and improve learning of science and lives of scientists, scholars and all other beings (including animals and all that lives).