[Air-L] Online research and Human Research Ethics

Michael Zimmer zimmerm at uwm.edu
Mon Nov 22 07:33:51 PST 2010

Dear Kirsty - 

A starting point for you is the Internet Research Ethics project at (http://internetresearchethics.org/), led by my colleague Elizabeth Buchanan. Here, we've amassed a digital library of related articles, and included an open forum and links to other resources.

The idea of hosting a collection of current organizational guidelines would be a good enhancement.


Michael Zimmer, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Director, BS in Information Science & Technology Program
Associate, Center for Information Policy Research
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
e: zimmerm at uwm.edu
w: www.michaelzimmer.org

On Nov 21, 2010, at 11:21 PM, Kirsty Young wrote:

> Hello
> 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
> Kirsty
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