BPS Code of Human Research Ethics

John Oates (Lead / Corresponding author), David Carpenter, Martin Fisher, Simon Goodson, Beth Hannah, Richard Kwiatowski, Kisane Prutton, Dawn Reeves, Tony Wainwright

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    This edition of the British Psychological Society Code of Human Research Ethics has been substantially revised and updated from the 2014 edition. Although the changes reflect developments in the field of research ethics, the basic Principles remain unchanged. This new version is intended, as were previous editions, to help psychology researchers to engage actively in identifying, analysing and addressing the range of ethics issues that are pertinent for their particular projects. While many issues are perennial, and this Code seeks to identify these and provide guidance in how to satisfactorily manage them, new research topics and methods are constantly generating new ethics challenges. So this Code also seeks to engender a mode of thinking that will enable researchers to competently and confidently approach carrying out their investigations in ethically sound ways. In addition, this Code sets out the Society’s expectations for how ethics review is best conducted so that participants can be assured that any research they take part in has been properly scrutinised.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLeicester
    PublisherBritish Psychological Society
    Number of pages42
    ISBN (Electronic)9781854337924
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


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