[Air-L] Online research and Human Research Ethics
Mary L. Gray
qcentral at indiana.edu
Mon Nov 22 16:18:15 PST 2010
The Appendix of my book takes up the question of investigating online spaces and the ethical issues it raised for my IRB...this has become the starting point for a new project on human subjects research with "vulnerable subjects"--youth, sexuality, and digital media methods in particular--and the cyberinfrastructure meant to manage research compliance (programs like CITI but also mundane things like PDF forms, etc that broker communication between researchers and IRB staff).
If you'd like, I can send you a PDF of the Appendix (but don't tell my publisher!)
Mary L. Gray, Ph.D.
Communication and Culture
Affiliate Faculty, Gender Studies
Adjunct Faculty, American Studies
Adjunct Faculty, Anthropology
800 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Email: mLg at indiana.edu
BLOG for "Out in the Country, Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America" (NYU Press 2009)
On Nov 22, 2010, at 6:00 PM, air-l-request at listserv.aoir.org wrote:
> I am currently writing a chapter to contribute to a book focused on ethics and adolescents and my focus is research of online spaces. I am also a representative on my University's Human Research Ethics Committee, a committee which seeks guidance on the appropriate evaluation of research applications investigating online spaces.
> As the ethical issues surrounding online research are of continued debate I wondered if anyone may be able to share their current institutional/organisational guidelines on these issues and/or recent research or discussion papers. I am particularly interested in guidelines/papers prepared post-2008.
> If not already established, I would be happy to set up a resource space for us to collate and access emerging knowledge in this area.
> Kind regards
> Dr Kirsty Young (PhD)
> Senior Lecturer
> Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
> University of Technology Sydney
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