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Key areas of research ethics: What are research ethics?

This key area provides an introduction to the topic of research ethics and provides links to related resources. It also includes more detailed information about the following frequently asked questions:

  • How are research ethics different from legal requirements?

  • Do research ethics apply to my project?

  • What kind of ethical principles should I be aware of?

  • Is there anything specific I need to consider when researching with or about children in online contexts? If so, what might it be?

On this page, you also find resources to help you understand research ethics and why research with and about children must be conducted ethically and responsibly. The resources include animated films, key readings, webinars, blogs, links to our Zotero library and more. 

A reading list and other resources you may want to check out...

Watch the CO:RE animated movie to help researchers explain kids' rights as research participants

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Video: "Have you been invited to participate in research? Then you should watch this film."; a resource for researchers working with children and young people. | License: CC-By-NC-SA | If you should have trouble loading this video or want to see this movie in other languages, you can watch it here on our YouTube channel. | Please cite as: Staksrud, E., Ní Bhroin, N., Torp, I.S., & Johannessen, L.O. (2022). Have you been invited to participate in research? Then you should watch this film. Retrieved DD Month YYYY, from

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