CS 6470: Short Summary of Ethics for Midterm Projects

  1. Attend the ethics lecture
  2. Complete the online human subjects certification for each team member (unless they already have this certification).
  3. If you are thinking about researching a sensitive topic (ex: cancer support), set up a meeting time with the professor to discuss it.
  4. You may not begin your research until your site is approved by the IRB, and all your human subjects' paperwork is in the system. If you have not been notified by email from the TA, you have not yet been approved.
  5. In most cases you should ask permission of a site leader/gatekeeper before selecting the site.
  6. Participant observation
  7. Interviews
  8. Do not annoy people in how you request participation/consent
  9. Do not engage in any deception
  10. For your paper, follow disguising rules in 'names' paper.