Library:Research Data/Protect/Ethics

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When gathering data it is very important to make sure that you have followed ethics protocols, especially in the case of data gathering involving human subjects. You may have to complete the TCPS 2: CORE course on research ethics in order to learn how to conduct such research responsibly and ethically. Any study that uses human subjects or live animals will be subject to ethical review, as well as studies that keep identifiers of or references specific individuals. This type of review is only unnecessary in the case of pure observational studies that satisfy the following criteria:

  • Observe human action in a forum open to the general public
  • Are non-invasive
  • Require no interaction with participants
  • Do not identify participants