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Ethical Codes and Guidelines

Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Code of Ethics
http://www.acjs.org/pubs/167_671_2922.cfm

ADM Arbeitskreis Deutscher Markt- und Sozialforschungsinstitute (Working Group of German market and Social Studies Institute)
www.adm-ev.de

  • Richtlinie fur die Aufzeichnung und Beobachtung von Gruppendiskussionen und qualitativen Einzelinterviews
  • Richtlinie fur Beobachtungen bei demoskopischen Untersuchungen
  • Richtinie fur telefonische Befragungen
  • Richtlinie fur die Befragungen von Minderjahrigen
  • Richtlinie fur die Veroffentlichung von Ergebnissen der Wahlforschung
  • Richtlinie zum Umgang mit Adressen in der Markt- und Soczialforschung
  • Richtlinie for Online-Befragungen
  • Standards zur Qualitatssicherung in der Markt- und Sozialforschung
  • Standards zur Qualitatssicherung fur Online-Befragungen
  • Checkliste fur Auftraggeber von Online-Befragungen
  • Eklarung fur das Gebiet der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zum IHK/ESOMAR Internationalen Kodex fur die Praxis der Markt- und Sozialforschung
  • IHK/ESOMAR Internationaler Kodex fur die Praxis der Markt- und Sozialforschung

African Evaluation Association, African Evaluation Guidelines
www.afrea.org/content/index.cfm?navID=5&itemID=204

American Anthropological Association, Code of Ethics
www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethcode.htm

American Association for Public Administration (ASSA)
plsc.uark.edu/book/books/ethics/code.html

American Association for Public Opinion Research, Code of Professional Ethics and Practices
www.aapor.org/default.asp?page=survey_methods/
standards_and_best_practices/code_for_professional_ethics_and_practices

American Association for Public Opinion Research, Protection of Human Participants in Survey Research
www.aapor.org/pdfs/protectionofhuman.pdf

American Association of University Professors, Statement on Professional Ethics
www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/policydocs/contents/statementonprofessionalethics.htm

American Educational Research Association, Ethical Standards of AERA
www.aera.net/aboutaera/?id=222

American Evaluation Society
http://comm.eval.org/EVAL/EVAL/Resources/LibraryDocumentList/Default.aspx?LibraryKey=1eff4fd7-afa0-42e1-b275-f65881b7489b

  • Guiding Principles for Evaluators
  • Educational Program Evaluation Standards
  • Personnel Evaluation Standards

American Historical Association, Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct 2003
www.theaha.org/PUBS/STANDARD.htm

American Political Science Association, Guide to Professional Ethics in Political Science
www.apsanet.org/pubs/ethics.cfm

American Psychological Association, Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code do Conduct
www.apa.org/ethics/

American Sociological Association, Code of Ethics
www.asanet.org/members/ecoderev.html

American Society for Public Administration, Code of Ethics
www.aspanet.org/ethics/coe.html

American Statistical Association, Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice
http://www.amstat.org/profession/ethicalstatistics.html

American Statistical Association, Surveys and Privacy
http://www.amstat.org/comm/cmtepc/

Asociacion de Estudiantes de Ciencia Politica y Sociologia, Code of Ethics for the Psychologist
www.cop.es/English/docs/code.htm

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
www.acm.org/constitution/code.html

Association for Institutional Research, Code of Ethics
www.airweb.org/page.asp?page=140

Association of Internet Researchers, Ethical Decision-making and Internet Research
http://aoir.org/reports/ethics.pdf

Association of Learned and Professional Publishers (ALPSP), Copyright Directive UK — ‘Library privilege’, ‘Inter-library loan’ and archival copying
www.alpsp.org/htp_copyrght.htm

Association of Social Science Researchers (New Zealand), Code of Ethics
http://assr.rsnz.org/membshp/ASSRETHI.doc

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Code of Ethics
www.anzsoc.ecel.uwa.edu.au/anzsoc/code_of_ethics.htm

Australian Computer Society, Code of Ethics
www.acs.org.au/national/pospaper/acs131.htm

Belgium: Fédération belge des psychologues, Code de déontologie
www.bfp-fbp.be/BfpFR/REGdeont.htm

Belmont Report (1979), National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioural research: Ethical Principles and guidelines for the protection of human subjects of research
http://ohsr.od.nih.gov/mpa/belmont.php3

Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen, Ethische Richtlinien der DGPs und des BDP
www.bdp-verband.org/bdp/verband/ethik.shtml

British Association for Applied Linguistics, Recommendations on Good Practice in Applied Linguistics
www.baal.org.uk/goodprac.htm

British Educational Research Association, Ethical Guidelines
www.bera.ac.uk/publications/guides.php

British National Union of Journalists, Code of Conduct
www.mediator.online.bg/eng/ethics/uk1.htm

British Psychological Society, Code of Conduct for Psychologists
www.bps.org.uk/documents/Code.pdf

British Society of Criminology, Code of Research Ethics
www.britsoccrim.org/ethics.htm

British Sociological Association
www.britsoc.co.uk/bsaweb.php?area=item1

  • Authorship guidelines for academic papers
  • Good professional conduct
  • Statement of ethical practice
  • Anti sexist/racist/ ablist and non-disablist language
  • Employment of staff
  • Dealing with sexual harassment

Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct
www.cips.ca/about/ethics/english/ethics.pdf

Canadian Psychological Association (2000), Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists
www.cpa.ca/ethics.html

Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Code of Professional Ethics
alcor.concordia.ca/~csaa1/INTRO/CodeEthiqueBil.htm

Centre for Research Ethics Göteborg University
www.cre.gu.se

Council of American Survey Research Organisations (CASRO), CASRO Code of Standard and Ethics for Survey Research
www.casro.org/codeofstandards.cfm

Dartington Social Research Unit, Youth at Risk Evaluation: Ethics Statement
www.dartington.org.uk/documents/YAR%20Ethics%20Statement.pdf

Department for Work and Pensions (2003), Doing the Right Thing: Outlining the DWP’s approach to ethical and legal issues in social research, (Jo Bacon and Karl Olsen), Working Paper No.11
www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/wp2003.asp

Economic and Social Research Council: Research Ethics and Confidentiality
www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCContent/researchfunding/sec22.asp

Ethical Practitioners’ Association of Canada (EPAC), Ethical Standards
http://epac-apec.hypermart.net/ethstd_e.html

EthnicNet, Database for European Codes of Journalism Ethics
www.uta.fi/ethicnet/index.htm

European Federation of Professional Psychological Associations (1995), Meta code of ethics
www.efpa.be/Home/newpagina.htm

ESOMAR — World Association of Opinion & Marketing Research Professionals (European Society for Opinion & Marketing Research)
www.esomar.org/main.php?a=2&p=57

  • International Code of Marketing & Social Research Practices
  • Opinion Polls
  • How to commission research
  • Maintaining distinctions between marketing research and direct marketing
  • Interviewing children & young people
  • Mystery shopping
  • Tape & video recording & client observation of interviews and group discussions
  • Marketing & opinion research using the Internet
  • Internet Privacy Policies and privacy statements
  • ESOMAR Arbitration service.

Finland: National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (NESH), Guidelines for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences, Law and the Humanities
www.etikkom.no/Engelsk/NESH

German Evaluation Society, Evaluation Standards
www.degeval.de/standards/Broschuere%20ENGL.pdf

Gesellschaft für Informatik, Ethical Guidelines
http://courses.cs.vt.edu/~cs3604/lib/WorldCodes/Germany.Code.html

Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS), Code of Ethics
www.imis.org.uk/30_professional_stds/60_ethics/code_ethics.pdf

International Sociological Association, Code of Ethics
www.ucm.es/info/isa/about/isa_code_of_ethics.htm

International Statistical Institute, Declaration on Professional Ethics
http://www.cbs.nl/isi/ethics.htm

Lawrence Hinman’s Ethics Update site
http://ethics.acusd.edu/

Market Research Society, Code of Conduct
www.mrs.org.uk/standards/guidelines.htm

  • Guidance on the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
  • Free Prize Draws Guidance Note
  • Guidance Note: How to Apply the MRS Code of Conduct in Employee Research
  • Guidelines for Research Among Children and Young People
  • Internet Research Interim Guidance Note (also draft internet guidelines)
  • MRS Guidelines on Mystery Customer Research
  • Qualitative Research Guidelines (also see new revised draft)
  • Quantitative Data Collection Guidelines
  • Questionnaire Design Guidelines
  • The Responsibilities of Interviewers.

Management of Social Transformations (MOST), Ethical Guidelines for International Comparative Social Science Research in the framework of MOST
http://www.unesco.org/most/ethical.htm

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Washington DC (formerly National Association of Foreign Student Advisers), Code of Ethics
www.nafsa.org/content/InsideNAFSA/EthicsandStandards/CodeOfEthics/CodeOfEthics.htm

National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, Guidelines for research ethics in the social sciences, law and the humanities
www.etikkom.no/Etikkom/Etikkom/Engelsk/Publications/NESHguide

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA), Ethical Guidelines for Practitioners
www. practicinganthropology.org/about/?section=ethical_guidelines

National Association of Social Workers, Code of Ethics
www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/default.asp

National Committee for Ethics in Social Science Research in Health (NCESSRH), Ethical Guidelines for Social Science research in Health
www.hsph.harvard.edu/bioethics/guidelines/ethical1.html

National Disability Authority
www.nda.ie

  • Guidelines for Including People with Disabilities in Research
  • Using Emancipatory Methodologies in Disability Research

National Statistics, Code of Practice
www.statistics.gov.uk/about_ns/cop/default.asp

  • Code of Practice – Statement of Principles
  • Protocol on Customer Service
  • Protocol on Data Presentation, Dissemination and Pricing
  • Protocol on Professional Competence
  • Protocol on Managing Respondent Load
  • Protocol on Quality Management
  • Protocol on Revisions
  • Protocol on User Consultation
  • Protocol on Data Access and Confidentiality
  • Protocol on Data Management, Documentation and Preservation
  • Protocol on Data Matching
  • Protocol on Statistical Integration
  • Compliance with the Code and Protocols
  • Public Consultation on the Code and Protocols

National Union of Journalists, Code of Conduct
www.uta.fi/ethicnet/uk.html

New Zealand Psychological Society, Code of Ethics
www.psychology.org.nz/about/Code_of_Ethics_2002.html

New Zealand Statistical Association, Code of Conduct
http://alcor.concordia.ca/~csaa1/INTRO/CodeEthiqueBil.htm

Nuremberg Code
www.med.umich.edu/irbmed/ethics/Nuremberg/NurembergCode.html

Philippine Health Social Science Association, Ethics for Social Research in Health: the phssa guidelines
www.phssa.org/pubs/pdf/ethics_in_hss_research.pdf

SABRE, An Ethical Code for Researching ‘Race’, Racism and Anti-racism in Scotland,
www.sabre.ukgo.com/page/ethical_code/index.html

SEVAL-Standards: The Swiss Evaluation Society
www.seval.ch/en/standards/index.cfm

Social Research Association, Ethical Guidelines 2002
www.the-sra.org.uk/Ethicals.htm

Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical conduct for research involving humans (Medicine, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities)
www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/english/policystatement/policystatement.cfm

Society for Applied Anthropology, Statement of Ethical and Professional Responsibilities
www.sfaa.net/sfaaethic.html

Sociological Association of Aotearo — New Zealand, Code of Ethics
saanz.rsnz.org/ethics.html

South African Political Science Association, Code of Ethics
www.h-net.msu.edu/~sapsa/ethics.htm

Spain: Colego Oficial de Psycólogos Codigo deontologico del psicologo
www.cop.es/

Swiss Evaluation Society, Evaluation Standards
www.seval.ch/de/standards/index.cfm

UNICEF Evaluation Office, Children Participating in Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) — Ethics and Your Responsibilities as a Manager, Evaluation Technical Notes, No.1, April 2002
www.unicef.org/reseval/pdfs/TechNote%20Ethics.PDF

UK Evaluation Society, Good Practice Guidelines
www.evaluation.org.uk/Pub_library/PRO2907%20-%20UKE.%20A5%20Guideline.pdf

UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), Code of Practice 2002
www.ispa.org.uk/html/index3.html?frame=http%3A//
www.ispa.org.uk/html/media/press_releases.html

World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki, Ethical Principles for Medical Research involving human subjects (Amended 2000)
www.wma.net/e/policy/b3.htm