Oxford e-Social Science Projec t. Ethics on the Internet. Michael Parker & Annamaria Carusi Ethox Centre & Computing Laboratory Oxford University. Committee for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (CSFR) list of central ethical issues:.
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Michael Parker & Annamaria Carusi
Ethox Centre & Computing Laboratory
Committee for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (CSFR) list of central ethical issues:
(quoted in Ess 2002:179)
Questions to ask when undertaking Internet research
A. Venue/environment - expectations -authors/subjects - informed consent . . . .4 - 6
Where does the inter/action, communication, etc. under study take place?
What ethical expectations are established by the venue?
Who are the subjects posters / authors / creators of the material and/or
inter/actions under study?
Informed consent: specific considerations
B. Initial ethical and legal considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 -9
How far do extant legal requirements and ethical guidelines in your
discipline “cover” the research?
How far do extant legal requirements and ethical guidelines in the countries
implicated in the research apply?
What are the initial ethical expectations/assumptions of the authors/subjects
What ethically significant risks does the research entail for the subject(s)?
What benefits might be gained from the research?
What are the ethical traditions of researchers and subjects’ culture and
Our thanks go to the participants of the ‘Ethical, legal and institutional dynamics of e-science: The case of eDiamond’ and the ‘Ethics in e-Science’ workshops, December 2005.