“At a time when many researchers struggle to balance the excitement of having access to heaps of personal data on informants through internet research with the demands and expectations of research ethics, this Work Package will provide researchers who work with children information and guidance on how to collect and use data while still adhering to the all-important principles of securing the rights and welfare of our (vulnerable) informants. ”
– Professor Elisabeth Staksrud, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
The team at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo delivers a digital portfolio of resources on research ethics to researchers, informants (including children) and others, enhancing the understanding of how to conduct research with children in an ethical manner and in accordance with relevant legislation.
Thereby, the principles of good scientific practice, including reliability, honesty, respect and accountability, as described in the European Codes of Conduct for Research Integrity, are critical aspects.
Goals WP7 .
WP 7 provides an online one-stop-shop for researchers, explaining relevant laws, presenting standards of informed consent in different European countries, and offering checklists, templates and guidelines to students and researchers.
In terms of activities, WP 7 organises workshops and training seminars on topics related to conducting ethical research with children. We also publish a dynamic handbook for children on participating in research and explaining their roles as informants. This resource will be available in a range of European languages.
Discussion forum .
Our discussion forum is designed for people who are interested in, or engaging in, research. Here we present and discuss relevant research standards, ethical guidelines and legislation. We also include checklists and templates where relevant.
Following an initial introduction to a range of relevant topics, we provide a series of FAQs highlighting the most relevant questions and dilemmas researchers encounter. We invite you to join our discussion group on ResearchGate to further engage with these topics (see timetable). We also invite you to contact us by email with any questions or comments you might have!
Topics by Month
From September 2020 we will promote a discussion around one of our key topics every other month. We will upload resources relating to this key topic to the CO:RE platform, including an updated FAQ. We will also invite you to join in discussions about these topics on ResearchGate.
WP 7 Team
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