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  1. North/South

    North/South The world is characterised by great inequality. When researchers from the resource-rich ‘North’ conduct research into resource-poor communities in the ‘South’, this raises its own set of ethical issues. The inequality may quite simply

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  2. General guidelines for research ethics

    General guidelines for research ethics Research is of great importance – to individuals, to society and to global development. Research also exercises considerable power at all these levels. For both these reasons, it is essential that research

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  3. The relationship between research and other knowledge-bearers and forms of knowledge

    There are a multitude of types of knowledge in all societies. Professionals as well as laypeople have different kinds of experience-based knowledge. Individuals and local communities may possess specific <i>local knowledge. Traditional

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  4. Co-authorship in the social sciences, law, theology and the humanities

    Co-authorship in the social sciences, law, theology and the humanities Writing in partnership with others can be rewarding. Responsible discussion among colleagues about the production of a jointly authored piece of writing can improve its

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  5. Authorship and co-authorship in medical and health research

    Authorship and co-authorship in medical and health research Authorship is one of the most controversial topics in medical research ethics. Accusations of unjustified authorship are the most frequent cause of investigations into dishonesty in

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  6. Co-authorship in Mathematics, Science and Technology

    Co-authorship in Mathematics, Science and Technology Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) research is so broad in scope, approach and organisation that it is impossible to distil into a single formula. It encompasses everything from single

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  7. Commissioned research, openness and conflicts of interest

    Openness in research and about the role of the researcher are important for ensuring research quality and the community’s trust in research and research results. Extensive commissioned research and external funding of research projects may make it

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