Acting ethically in your research endeavours has two elements to it. The first is the completion of protocols which the university has put in place to support you to think through various issues when you are working with other people. The second, is more of a sensibility, an automatic pilot if you prefer. When working with other humans in your research work, respect for them and the myriad relations they will likely have is the first step in learning to conduct your research work ethically.

The thesis whisperer has two excellent posts by Judy Redman who is

a Uniting Church minister and, as part of her role as a university chaplain, has been minister of religion on the human research ethics committees of three different Australian universities. She has qualifications in Agricultural Science and Human Nutrition as well as Theology and is currently working on a PhD. Her university-related work experience has also involved being a research assistant and academic editing.

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