Research ethics considers ethical issues that arise in all stages of research and introduces tools and guidelines to conduct research responsibly.
About the course
The course description can be read on our student websites (student.oslomet.no).
Application and admission
This course is primarily meant for students enrolled in a PhD programme. If the total number of applicants fall below the maximum number of participants we can accept, other applicants with a master’s degree or equivalent (120 ECTS) will be considered for admission.
We do not process applications without the following required attachments:
- All applicants must submit a one-page (A4) summary of their research project.
- If you are enrolled in a PhD programme outside of OsloMet you must provide a certified statement of admission.
Please upload required attachments in the “My documents” section in Søknadsweb when submitting your application.
To apply for this course, submit your application via Søknadsweb (fsweb.no).
Application deadline: 22 May
The course is listed in Søknadsweb under the module “PhD courses – SPS Spring 2023”.
All classes are held from 09:15 AM until 15:00 PM on these dates:
- 30 May
- 31 May
- 01 June
- 02 June
Location: room PA329, Pilestredet 46
Total: approximately 364 pages
- De Vries, R. G., Rott, L. M., & Paruchuri, Y. (2010). “Normative environments of international science.” In M. S. Anderson & N. H. Steneck (eds.), International research collaborations. Much to to gained, many ways to get in trouble. Routledge. (16 pages)
- Douglas, H. (2008). The role of values in expert reasoning. Public Affairs Quarterly 22(1), 1-18. (18 pages)
- Hoecht, A. (2021). “Chapter 9: Trust, control, and responsibility in research – An accountability perspective.” In P.Gibbs & P. Massen (eds.), Trusting in Higher Education
- A multifaceted discussion of trust in and for higher education in Norway and the United Kingdom (133-144). Springer. (11 pages)
- Thomas-Hughes, H. (2018) “Ethical ‘mess’ in co-produced research: reflections from a U.K.-based case study.” International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 21(2), 231-242. (11 pages)
- Israel, M. (2015). Research ethics and integrity for social scientists: Beyond regulatory compliance. Sage. Chapters 5 and 10. (33 pages)
- Kvale, L., & Pharo, N. (2020). “Understanding the Data Management Plan as a boundary object through a multi-stakeholder perspective.” International Journal of Digital Curation, 15(1). (16 pages)
- Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in Sciences and Technology (2016). “Guidelines for Research Ethics in Science and Technology” (2nd ed). (24 pages)
- Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (2021). “Guidelines for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities” (5th ed). (36 pages)
- Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in Sciences and Technology (2016). “Guidelines for Research Ethics in Science and Technology” (24 pages)
- Nelson, D. K., & Forster, D. (2021). “Guidelines, codes, and regulations.” In A. S. Iltis & D. MacKay (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Research Ethics. (21 pages).
- Tiidenberg, J. (2020). “Research ethics, vulnerability, and trust on the internet.” In J. Hunsinger et al. (eds.), Second International Handbook of Internet Research. (14 pages)
- Shamoo, A.E., & Resnik, D.B. (2022). Responsible conduct of research. 4th ed. Oxford University Press. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and 12. (136 pages)
- World Medical Association (2013). Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects. (10th ed). (4 pages).
- Authorship. “Chapter 5: Authorship” (Shamoo & Resnik, 2022).
- History of research ethics. “Guidelines, codes, and regulations” (Nelson & Forster, 2021)
- The Norwegian system. “Guidelines for Research Ethics in Science and Technology”; “Guidelines for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities”; “Helsinki Declaration”
- Philosophy of research ethics. “Chapter 1: Scientific research and ethics” (Shamoo & Resnik, 2022)
- Values in science. “The role of values in expert reasoning” (Douglas, 2008)
- Social responsibility. “Chapter 12: Science and social responsibility” (Shamoo & Resnik, 2022).
- Data management. “Chapter 3: Data acquisition and management” (Shamoo & Resnik, 2022); “Understanding the Data Management Plan as a boundary object through a multi-stakeholder perspective” (Kvale & Pharo, 2020)
- Misconduct. “Chapter 3: Misconduct in research” (Shamoo & Resnik, 2022).
- Conflicts of interest “Chapter 8: Conflicts of interest and scientific objectivity” (Shamoo & Resnik, 2022).
- Coproduction. “Ethical ‘mess’ in co-produced research: reflections from a U.K.-based case study” (Thomas-Hughes, 2018)
- International collaboration. “Normative environments of international science” (De Vries, Rott, & Paruchuri, 2010)
- Informed consent. “Chapter 11: The protection of human subjects in research” (Shamoo & Resnik, 2022); “Chapter 5: Informed consent” (Israel, 2015)
- Internet research. “Research ethics, vulnerability, and trust on the internet” (Tiidenberg, 2020).
- Accountability. “Chapter 9: Trust, control, and responsibility in research – An accountability perspective” (Hoecht, 2021)
- Integrity. “Chapter 10: Beyond regulatory compliance” (Israel, 2015)
Project discussion day: We discuss ethical issues related to your projects.
Participants that have successfully completed the course can order a transcript of records via StudentWeb (fsweb.no) or Vitnemålsportalen (vitnemålsportalen.no).
More information about transcript of records and diplomas (student.oslomet.no).
Questions about this course?
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