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Data protection

  1. Protection of privacy

    Protection of privacy Information about persons who take part in research projects shall have an "adequate level of protection", i.e. be treated in compliance with laws and rules, and if relevant also in accordance with promises made to

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  2. Duty of secrecy

    Duty of secrecy Researchers face issues relating to duty of secrecy in two different contexts. First, these issues will arise when information has to be obtained from sources that are themselves subject to a duty of secrecy. In such cases, it

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  3. Protection of research subjects

    Research that involves research subjects raises special requirements regarding respect for the individual subject.[4] Protection of research subjects 10 Researchers must respect the requirement of freely given, informed consent When research

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  4. 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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  5. Responsibility concerning the individual

    Responsibility concerning the individual In the conduct of research involving human beings, the researcher is obliged to proceed on the assumption that individual subjects claim the right to protection of their living space and personal integrity.

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  6. Consent

    Consent Freely given informed consent is regarded as one of the most central requirements for research on humans where the research entails recording of data and/or any kind of discomfort, inconvenience or risk to the subjects of the research.

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  7. Personal data

    Personal data Personal data are data which can be traced back to individuals. Personal data are divided into two main types: directly or indirectly personally identifiable data, and anonymised data, each with their own rules for processing. Data

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