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Research ethics

  1. 1. Research Ethics Dr. Sarika SawantRefresher Course in Lib and Inf ScienceOrganised by VPM’s Joshi-Bedekar College Date: 24th Aug to 13th Sept 2012 Theme: Facets of Information Management in Libraries Seminar Presentation 30/08/2012
  2. 2. Overview• Definition• Objectives• Issues• Indian scenario• Guidelines• References9/4/2012 2
  3. 3. Definition• “research ethics” refers to a diverse set of values, norms and institutional regulations that help constitute and regulate scientific activity9/4/2012 3
  4. 4. Objectives of Research Ethics• to protect human participants• to ensure that research is conducted in a way that serves interests of individuals, groups and/or society as a whole• to examine specific research activities and projects for their ethical soundness, protection of confidentiality and the process of informed consent.9/4/2012 4
  5. 5. Issues related to Ethical concern in Research• Plagiarism• Misuse of Privileged Information• Data• Authorship and Other Publication Issues Buy it• Interference It has its Pays well• Research with Animals disadvantages• Research with Human• Subjects9/4/2012 5
  6. 6. National level ethical guidelines• Indian Council of Medical Research : Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research on Human participants• National Committee for Ethics in Social Science Research in Health :“Ethical Guidelines for Social Science Research in Health• TIFR9/4/2012 6
  7. 7. UNESCO: Ethical Guidelines• Principal investigators• Integrity of the research enterprise is maintained• Potential benefit / harmful effects to the participants and society• Consider the effects of his/her work, including the consequences or misuse9/4/2012 7
  8. 8. Contd.• Competent fashion• Awareness of, local customs, standards, laws and regulations• Informed consent• Potential participants should be informed about potentially harmful effects• Full confidentiality9/4/2012 8
  9. 9. Contd.• Participants should be offered access to research results• Reported widely• Acknowledged• Preserved9/4/2012 9
  10. 10. References• Center for bioethics, University of Minnesota. (2003). A guide to research ethics. Available at df• National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology. (2007). Guidelines for Research Ethics in Science and Technology. Available at publications/Guidelines%20for%20research%20ethics%20in %20science%20and%20technology%20(2008).pdf• Walton, N. (n.d.). What is Research Ethics? Available at• ethics/ethics/2_Research_Ethics_in.9/4/2012 10
  11. 11. Thank You Keep following ethical guidelines while doing research9/4/2012 11