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Ethical research

As a researcher or practitioner, you have an independent responsibility to ensure that your activities are in accordance with ethical principles.
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As a researcher or practitioner, you have an independent responsibility to ensure that your activities are in accordance with good research practice and recognised scientific and ethical principles.

If you are studying or working at an institution, you probably also have some regulations you need to follow. It is common to separate between regular projects that involve studies of and with healthy adults. They are able to consent to participate on their own.

Things get more complicated when doing research on other groups of people. Keep in mind that you cannot conduct research on children without getting explicit consent from their parents. There are also strict rules for conducting medical and health-related projects.

In the following, we will mainly consider how to conduct regular projects with healthy adults.

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