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Will all the ethical social scientists please stand up? – The Conversation (Mark Israel 2014)0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015

“Social scientists have to get better at recognising and responding to ethical problems. Although economists, political scientists and psychologists have not been responsible for the same level of abuses that have occurred in biomedical research, the social sciences have witnessed their share of old-fashioned scandalous behaviour.

Social scientists were co-opted into American intelligence and military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Political scientists at Stanford University and Dartmouth College involved in experimentation on voter participation may have disrupted judicial elections in Montana. Harvard sociologists studying Facebook failed to protect the anonymity of their students.”

Control And Contingency: Maintaining Ethical Stances In Research, International Journal of Internet Research Ethics (Journal: Natasha Whiteman 2010)0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015

JOURNAL: Whiteman, Natasha. “Control and contingency: Maintaining ethical stances in research.” International Journal of Internet Research Ethics 3.1 (2010): 6-22.

Drawing from the author’s experience of carrying out observational research in two online communities, this paper explores the instability of localised research ethics. The paper presents a framework for conceptualising the ongoing production and destabilisation of ethical stances in research, arguing that such destabilisation can be productive, provoking methodological/ethical learning.

U.S. Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015

“The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) provides leadership in the protection of the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of subjects involved in research conducted or supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OHRP helps ensure this by providing clarification and guidance, developing educational programs and materials, maintaining regulatory oversight, and providing advice on ethical and regulatory issues in biomedical and social-behavioral research.”

The information available from the OHRP web site includes:

  • fact sheets;
  • regulations;
  • policies and guidelines;
  • education;
  • resources;
  • news; and
  • archived material.

University of the South Pacific’s HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS: A Handbook for USP Researchers0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015

“This Handbook explains the values and principles that guide processes and practices of research involving human participants at the University of the South Pacific.

“The ethical values and principles described here apply to all University activities, to all its staff and student researchers including those visiting for short periods, and to any research agreements or partnerships that the University establishes.

“The University’s human ethics will be compliant with the laws of individual University member states, particularly in relation to privacy, confidentiality, ownership, intellectual property requirements, research permit requirements and human rights.”