How to make an ethics self-assessment in research projects - Aalto support and guidelines

Here we provide support, links and tips on how to work your way through the EU Horizon research ethics self-assessment for research projects. The processes and advice apply to all research and are relevant for other funding instruments as well, but the structure of the page follows the ethical self-evaluation in EU Grants: Horizon 2020 Guidance — How to complete your ethics self-assessment – document.
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Research ethics and conducting an ethical self-evaluation are important in all research projects

It is important to reflect upon ethical issues when planning a research project and designing its research protocol. Taking the time to consider all the potential risks for research participants/study subjects, you yourself as researcher and your colleagues as well as society at large will save you from worries later on and improve the quality of your research plan, not to mention facilitate its implementation. Major funders and scientific journals increasingly expect researchers to conduct research according to accepted ethical guidelines. Following proper ethical processes matters!

Here we shall examine research ethics from the perspective of an ethical self-evaluation. We are mainly focusing on the issues and requirements raised in connection to EU grants, and in this presentation we follow the Horizon 2020 Guidance — How to complete your ethics self-assessment.

Next, we will take a look at specific topics in the Horizon ethics self-assessment giving you advice and links for further reading.

Topics in ethics self-assessment

The self-assessment topics here below are categorized into the specific fields that require different processes.

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Annukka Jyrämä

Annukka Jyrämä

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