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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
ESRC has announced a new Research Ethics Framework (REF) for social science research taking formal effect from 1 January 2006. The dignity, rights and welfare of research participants are core criteria. ESRC will only fund research where consideration has been given to ethical implications, and in those institutions where appropriate arrangements are in place. The documents is in two parts. The first part provides an overview, the second provides more detailed policy guidelines and gives some background context. It also includes some illustrative case studies.
Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK & the Commonwealth
Ethical guidelines providing a practical framework for Social Anthropologists to make informed decisions about their own behaviour and involvement, and to help them communicate their professional positions more clearly to the other parties involved in or affected by their research activities.
British Educational Research Association (BERA)
Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research.
British Sociological Association
British Sociological Association (2002) Statement of Ethical Practice. (see also sections on Non-sexist, Non-racist and Non-disablist language
Developing a Framework for Social Science Research Ethics
An ESRC project at the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU), University of York and the School of Social Sciences and Law, Oxford Brookes University.