Before starting any research project, ethical approval must be sought from your institution, organisation or professional body. But ethical issues and challenges can arise throughout the project and have to be dealt with. Dr Andrea Armstrong, Research Director of Silent Spring Consultants has researched this area and written extensively on it. Drawing on these experiences we can help you think about the key ethical considerations before a project starts and whilst it is ongoing. For example, questions such as: What are the institutional/organisational ethical requirements? What are the expected ethical issues and challenges? How can you navigate ethical issues that may arise?
Contact us with any questions about research ethics.