Ethical Implications

When an adverse or reportable event occurs, a determination regarding the Ethical Implications needs to be made. Ethical Implications can include, but are not limited to:

  • Risk of distress, loss, adverse impact, injury or psychological or other harm to any individual (participant/researcher/bystander) or participant group
  • Benefit to the individual (eg. Financial, reputational)
  • Privacy concerns or issues (eg. Publicity, identifiable data, data security problem)
  • Complaints about the research
  • Coercion
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Research Design Issues (eg. Inability to recruit sample; unsuccessful data collection; compromised data integrity)

Speak with a Research Ethics Advisor or your Principal Supervisor (for students) for more information.