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Research Data Management: Ethical review

Ethical principles

All research must comply with the guidelines prepared by the National Advisory Board on Research Ethics entitled "Good scientific practice and procedures for handling misconduct and fraud in science" (2002).

Ethical principles of research in the humanities and social and behavioural sciences are divided into three areas:

Read more about these ethical principles on the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK). Also see  Hanken's privacy policy in the section About data protection.

It is always the researcher who bears the responsibility for ethical and moral concerns and decisions involved in the research and during the interaction between the researcher and research participants. Follow Hanken's ethical guidelines and good data protection practices to maintain high ethical standards and comply with relevant legislation:

Further readings:

Ethical review

You need to fill in the ethical review request e-form and submit to Hanken’s Research Ethics Committee if your study is one of the six types:

  1. a study in which you won’t be asking for Informed Consent from research participants (i.e., a study in which you won’t inform the participants beforehand, about the fact that they are being studied, or ask for their permission).
  2. a study in which you give research participants something to eat, drink, smell, or touch, as an intervention – or otherwise intervene their physical integrity.
  3. a study in which you will expose participants to exceptionally strong stimuli (e.g., shocking pictures).
  4. a study in which the subjects are children under the age of 15, or represent other vulnerable groups/populations (e.g., asylum seekers).
  5. a study which might risk causing long-term mental harm to participants (e.g., trauma, depression, sleeplessness) beyond risks encountered in normal life.
  6. a study which might risk causing physical harm or signify a security risk to subjects (e.g., studies concerning domestic violence).