Protecting the public in research
Also professional standards and ethics.
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These sites list links to many other sites

Socialpsychology network research page, section on ethics   links to sites about research ethics, codes of conduct, informed consent, protecting human subjects.

AmoebaWeb section on research ethics    This page lists links to many ethincs sites.

Welcome to the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics    has this page of links   


Sites with guidelines and information. Including guidelines and statements from professional organizations, universities, etc.

The Respect Project   
The RESPECT project has been funded by the European Commissionís Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme, to draw up professional and ethical guidelines for the conduct of socio-economic research.

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)     About protection of human research subjects. First place to go in the US.

Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Pratice   from the American Statistical Association. These guidelines are from 1999.  They also have a couple of committees listed here    including the Committee on Professional Ethics, and the Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality

TRREE-for Africa    is a web-based training and capacity building initiative on the ethics of research involving humans conducted in Africa countries.

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans (2014)   The root site  also lists several other ethics publications. 

Qualitative Research Consultants Association Code of Member Ethics    

Social Research Association   ethical guidelines

Unesco ethics page   general guidelines, non on social research, but generally on ethics, focusing on bioethics, science, etc.

Ethical standards and procedures for research with human beings   From WHO, guidelines, links, etc.

ESOMAR codes and standards   .

World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) Code of Ethics   list of things that should be in reports of surveys, responsibilities of researchers, Rules of Practice Regarding Reports and Survey Results, and responsibilities to 'informants'.

American Association for Public Opinion Research  code of ethics. Also see this page  for other resources, like "What is a good survey" and more

CASRO Code of Standards and Ethics for Survey Research   includes Responsibilities to Respondents
Responsibilities to Clients, Responsibilities in Reporting to Clients and the Public, Responsibility to Outside Contractors and Interviewers.

International Statistical Institute   Professional Ethics page, including the Declaration on professional ethics, and more.

American Psychology Association   ethics on line, their code and some related material.

British Psychological Society  code of conduct.    

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last updated 4/23/2016