- 1. Learning Objectives
- 2. What are Research Ethics?
- 3. Research Ethics Policies
- 4. Key Principles of Research Ethics
- 5. What are Feminist Research Ethics?
- 6. Reflexivity and Self-reflexivity
- 7. Ethics of Care
- 8. Transformation
- 9. Empowerment
- 10. Decolonizing Knowledge Production
- 11. Key Strategies of Feminist Research Ethics
- 12. Review Exercise
- 13. Summary
- 14. Feedback Survey
3. Research Ethics Policies
Different countries and institutions, such as universities, have ethics policies that regulate the conduct of research. Ethics policies recognise that harm can result from the research process, even if unintended, and seek to prevent or minimise harm to those involved in research.
- In Canada, research with human participants is subject to the Tri-Council Policy Statement on ‘Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans’
- At York University, in Toronto, Canada, research projects involving human beings are subject to the ‘York Senate Policy for the Ethics Review Process for Research Involving Human Participants ’
It is important to become familiar with the relevant ethics policies that regulate research where you are located.
Here are examples of human research ethics policies in different countries: