Research ethics

Research ethics involves the application of fundamental ethical principles to a variety of topics involving scientific research. These include the design and implementation of research involving human experimentation, animal experimentation, various aspects of academic scandal, including scientific misconduct (such as fraud, fabrication of data and plagiarism), whistleblowing; regulation of research, etc. Research ethics is most developed as a concept in medical research. The key agreement here is the 1974 Declaration of Helsinky. The Nuremberg Code is a former agreement, but with many still important notes. Research in the social sciences presents a different set of issues than those in medical research.

External links

* [http://www.fhi.org/training/en/Retc/ Research Ethics Training Curriculum] has been prepared, by Family Health International (FHI), with a focus on human experimentation.
* [http://www1.umn.edu/ships/ethics/research.htm Research Ethics] section of the SHiPS (Sociology, History and Philosophy of Science) website provides some useful resources, including case studies relevant to scientific misconduct
* [http://www.sgr.org.uk Scientists for Global Responsibility (UK)]
* [http://www.inesglobal.com INES Global]
* [http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/english/policystatement/policystatement.cfm The Tri-Council Policy Statement (Canada)]
* [http://www.unesco.org/ethics UNESCO - Ethics of Science and Technology]
* [http://www.lfcc.on.ca/ethical.html Ethical Practice: Principles and Guidelines for Research with Vulnerable Individuals and Families] An ethical protocol for social science research developed by the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System
* [http://www.hinxtongroup.org The Hinxton Group: An International Consortium on Stem Cells, Ethics & Law]
* [http://ahp.yorku.ca/?p=80 Bibliography] of peer-reviewed journal articles on the history of the use of deception in research, as well as on the histories of experimental ethics.
* http://icmr.nic.in/ethical.pdf
* http://www.researchethics.ca ResearchEthics.ca
* http://www.researchethics.ca/blog Research Ethics Blog
* http://www.asanet.org/cs/root/leftnav/ethics/cope_policies_and_procedures


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