[Air-L] new resource in internet research ethics

Charles Ess charles.ess at gmail.com
Mon May 2 10:34:30 PDT 2016

Dear AoIRists,

I'm pleased to call your attention to an impressive new resource in
internet research ethics - "Networked Systems Ethics," compiled by by Ben
Zevenbergen <http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/?id=281> at the Oxford Internet
Institute <http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/> as part of an Open Technology Fund
Fellowship: <https://www.opentech.fund/>


Ben graciously acknowledges the contributions of the AoIR ethics guidelines
as well as a good number of AoIRists.  But this work draws from several
other research communities whose foci turn on the internet one way or
another as well - most especially computing / networking technologies
professionals with strong ethical interests and expertise.  In these ways,
the document serves as both a fine primer and a significant new resource.

I strongly commend the document to anyone seeking practical and
well-informed guidance in how to approach many of the ethical challenges
presented by internet-facilitated research.  The document will also be a
very valuable resource for those of us who seek to continue reflection and
dialogue on these ethical issues in more theoretical directions as well.

Best in the meantime,
- charles ess

Professor in Media Studies
Department of Media and Communication
University of Oslo

Editor, The Journal of Media Innovations

Postboks 1093
Blindern 0317
Oslo, Norway
c.m.ess at media.uio.no

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