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Publicly available data on thousands of OKCupid users pulled over copyright claim – Retraction Watch (Alison McCook May 2016)0

Posted by Admin in on May 20, 2016
 

The Open Science Framework (OSF) has pulled a dataset from 70,000 users of the online dating site OkCupid over copyright concerns, according to the study author.

The release of the dataset generated concerns, by making personal information — including personality traits — publicly available.

Emil Kirkegaard, a master’s student at Aarhus University in Denmark, told us that the OSF removed the data from its site after OkCupid filed a claim under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which requires the host of online content to remove it under certain conditions. Kirkegaard also submitted a paper based on this dataset to the journal he edits, Open Differential Psychology. But with the dataset no longer public, the fate of the paper is subject to “internal discussions,” he told us.

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Stakeholders Acting Together On the ­ethical impact assessment of ­Research and Innovation (SATORI 2015)0

Posted by Admin in on April 20, 2016
 

“SATORI aims to develop a common European framework for ethical assessment of research and innovation

SATORI is a platform for the consolidation and advancement of ethical assessment in research and innovation. The 4-year project aims to develop a common framework of ethical principles and practical approaches so as to strengthen shared understandings among actors involved in the design and implementation of research ethics.

To achieve this aim, the project will gather private and public stakeholders from Europe and beyond in an intensive 4-year process of research and dialogue. Ultimately, the project seeks to establish a permanent platform around the framework to secure ongoing learning and attunement among stakeholders in ethical assessment.”

Click here to go to the SATORI web site

Ethics CORE (National Ethics Centre)0

Posted by Admin in on June 1, 2015
 

Please note that membership is required to access this resource. No one from the AHRECS’ team has reviewed the Ethics CORE.

The Flinders University’s research office that the site “is an online ethics resource developed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It contains 5,400 full text articles, 45 professional society codes of ethics and other resources.”

 

Office for the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015
 

“The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is an independent statutory agency within the Attorney General’s portfolio. The OAIC liaises with the Business and Information Law Branch, part of the Civil Law Division within the Civil Justice and Legal Services Group of the Attorney General’s Department (AGD).”

The website incorporates links to the Commonwealth Act and regulation, information about the regulatory framework (including the Australian Privacy Principles) and other useful information.

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