At the ICTD 2016 conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, a group of 30+ researchers and practictioners explored ethical guidelines from other disciplines that might inform an ethical guide for ICTD research.
Participants reviewed 7 codes of ethics from different disciplines related to ICTD and picked out texts that should inform ethical guidelines for ICTD research. These were sorted into:
- statements that were widely endorsed
- statements that raised important questions for ICTD ethics
- statements that were opposed (as possibly unsuitable for ICTD ethics)
The conference also built a ‘problem bank’ of post it notes (see image).
The results of these discussions are available here.
Please take a look at what was discussed and join in the debate.