Where and When
The workshop will take place on Saturday 4th June 2016 at 14.00 (local time) at the ICTD 2016 conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
In the workshop we will:
- Share stories and concerns that highlight ethical issues in ICTD research
- Review and collate material from existing ethical standards in related research areas to develop a starting point for debate
- Generate an initial thematic guide that can form the basis for future drafting
- Create a concrete action plan for drafting and review of these standards
After the workshop, the outputs will be shared with the conference attendees, and on-line at this site to invite feedback, commentary and reaction.
This work has been initiated by Dorothea Kleine (Royal Holloway University of London, UK) and Andy Dearden (Sheffield Hallam University, UK). We hope others will join us.
How: Framing the workshop
Our initial review of related research ethics frameworks has led us to select the following frameworks for use in the workshop.
- The code of ethics for community informatics researchers
- The ethical guidelines of the Developing Areas Research Group
- The code of the Association of Internet Researchers
- The Canadian Tri-Council Guidance on Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada
- The guide to ethical principles and practice in Community Based Participatory Research
- The Ethics of Research Related to Healthcare in Developing Countries (Nuffield Council on Bioethics)
- UNICEF’s Principles for Innovation and Technology in Development
- The American Anthropological Association’s Principles of Professional Responsibility
Please let us know if you believe that other frameworks should also be used in this workshop. In particular, if you know of issues that are not properly covered by the above, then please raise them!