Activity 7: Ethical Implications of Openness
After considering both the Wikipedia definition of ‘open research’ and How to do open research: 5 basic principles reflect on the following questions and post your own thoughts in the forum below and comment on one other post:
- Do you think that there are potential ethical issues raised by the suggestions made for ‘open research’?
- Would they be covered by the principles outlined in the previous activity?
- If not, are there new principles that we need to use when working ‘in the open’ (without institutional rules)? What might they be?
Once you’ve finished sharing your ideas and commenting on others’ contributions, head on back to section 2.3.