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Scottish Government Social Research Ethics Guidance and Sensitivity checklist0

Posted by Admin in on September 10, 2016
 

Section A: Introduction

Welcome to the new and improved Ethics Guidance for Scottish Government Social Researchers. This guidance covers ethics issues for social researchers and includes details of how to fill out an ethics checklist, and the procedures for an ethics peer review. This is an amended version for external publication, as some of the original guidance refers to internal data storage/processing issues.

When to Use this guidance

scottish_sreThe Scottish Government expects that its researchers and social research contractors will follow the highest practical ethical standards in delivering research that is vital to the interests of the people of Scotland. It is mandatory for all research projects undertaken or Commissioned by Scottish Government Social Researchers. It does not replace other organisations mandatory procedures e.g. when working in the NHS. Researchers should also remain mindful of the many external ethical resources that are available to provide more advice on ethical issues when undertaking research. For example there is ethics guidance available from the following organisations (click icons for link)…”

Contents

Section A: Introduction 3
When to Use this guidance 3

Section B: Social Research Ethics Principles 4
The Principles 4
Principle 1: Sound application and conduct of social research methods and appropriate dissemination and utilisation of the findings 4
Principle 2: Participation based on valid informed consent 4
……Challenging issues for Consent 6
Principle 3: Enabling Participation 8
Principle 4: Avoidance of Personal harm 9
Principle 5 : Non-disclosure of identity and personal information 10

Section C: Scottish Government Standard Ethics Procedures 11
Ethical Sensitivity Checklist 12
Assessing Ethical Sensitivity 13
Sensitivity Rating and Sign off 14

Section D: Ethical Roles and Responsibilities of SG Researchers 15
Project Managers Ethical Responsibilities 15

Section E: The Procedure for Ethics Peer Review 16
Purpose 16
Membership of an Ethics Peer Review Group 17
Process 17

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Anthropology news: Ethical currents0

Posted by Admin in on September 9, 2016
 

Ethical news and commentary from the American Anthropology Association. The articles include commentary from the Committee on Ethics and reflecting on the role of ethical codes for the design and conduct of anthropological research.

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Approval of the Resolution governing the ethics of research in social sciences, the humanities, and other disciplines that use methodologies characteristic of these areas: challenges and achievements (Iara Coelho Zito Guerriero 2016)0

Posted by Admin in on September 8, 2016
 

INTRODUCTION

On April 6 2016, the National Board of Health (CNS) approved the Resolution governing the ethical specificities of research in social sciences and the humanities, as well as in other disciplines that use methodologies characteristic of these areas (SSH Resolution). This is the first Brazilian standard focused specifically on these areas. The text is waiting for approval from the Ministry of Health and publication in the Federal Daily Gazette (DOU).

Herein we present the Working Group in Social Sciences and the Humanities of the National Research Ethics Committee (SSH/CONEP WG), its working processes and the main progress and challenges of the SSH Resolution.

In July 2013, the National Research Ethics Committee (CONEP) organized a working group to draft the minutes of a resolution on the ethical specificities of research in social sciences and the humanities across its full range of diversity, yet keeping a focus on protecting the human rights of study participants. Creating the SSH/CONEP WG was the result of old claims on the part of CONEP members in Social and Human Sciences (SSH), and of researchers and scientific associations. This claim was also recently reiterated by the Forum on Human, Social and Applied Human Sciences. The initial result of this strong demand was recognition, in CNS Resolution 466/12, of the need to draft such a resolution…

Guerriero Iara Coelho Zito. (2016) Approval of the Resolution governing the ethics of research in social sciences, the humanities, and other disciplines that use methodologies characteristic of these areas: challenges and achievements. Ciênc. saúde coletiva. 21(8)  pp2619-2629 ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1413-81232015218.17212016.
Publisher (Open access): http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1413-81232016000802619&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Ethics Blog of the American Anthropological Association0

Posted by Admin in on September 4, 2016
 

“On a regular basis, we publish real-world cases that raise concrete ethical dilemmas and/or explore ethically challenging areas in the practice of anthropology. We also post news about innovative technologies, recent legislation, and current events that have ethical implications for the 21st century anthropologist. The blog keeps you up to date on the latest ethical developments in anthropology, related disciplines, and IRB land. On an occasional basis, we invite ethics experts to share their views with readers in self-authored guest posts or excerpts from an interview with the AAA Committee on Ethics Student Intern.

We aim to make this blog as interactive and useful as possible. If you have a case study or news to share or if you have a topic that you would like to see discussed, please contact us at ethicsfeedback@aaanet.org Along with the blog posts, we offer a moderated comments section for insightful and respectful public discussion. Incriminating comments, spam, and remarks that the ethics committee deems disrespectful or inappropriate will not be posted.”

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