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Research ethics guidelines

OU researchers also need to be aware of the following OU research governance information:

For most research projects involving the collection of data from human participants, you will find a set of ethics guidelines which are relevant to your field of research:

Guidance which might also be useful relating to specific research contexts or methodologies include:

Or, when thinking about international guidance on ethics, we would like to draw your attention to A Global Code of Conduct for Equitable Research Partnerships. “The TRUST Code is a resource for all research stakeholders who want to ensure that international research is equitable and carried out without 'ethics dumping' and 'helicopter research'.”