“At a time when many researchers struggle to balance the excitement of having access to heaps of personal data on informants through internet research with the demands and expectations of research ethics, this Work Package will provide researchers who work with children information and guidance on how to collect and use data while still adhering to the all-important principles of securing the rights and welfare of our (vulnerable) informants. ”
– Professor Elisabeth Staksrud, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
About work package 7
The team at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo delivers a digital portfolio of resources on research ethics to researchers, informants (including children) and others, enhancing the understanding of how to conduct research with children in an ethical manner and in accordance with relevant legislation.
Thereby, the principles of good scientific practice, including reliability, honesty, respect and accountability, as described in the European Codes of Conduct for Research Integrity, are critical aspects.
WP 7 provides an online one-stop-shop for researchers, explaining relevant laws, presenting standards of informed consent in different European countries, and offering checklists, templates and guidelines to students and researchers.
In terms of activities, WP 7 organises workshops and training seminars on topics related to conducting ethical research with children. We also publish a dynamic handbook for children on participating in research and explaining their roles as informants. This resource will be available in a range of European languages.
Our three-year timeline
Leibniz Institute for Media Research
Coordinator and Lead of WP1 – Coordination
Lead of WP11 – Consortium Ethics
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