The purpose of this project is twofold: First, it identifies and synthesizes evidence of ethical challenges that are faced by local and international research staff implementing field research projects in the Global South. Second, the project aims at critically assessing and reviewing existing ethical guidelines and protocols that seek to address and alleviate these challenges. This will then serve as a guidance for developing normative ethical principles and standardized research guidelines that take into account a) the specific complexities linked to research in developing country contexts and b) the protection of local and international research staff at all hierarchical levels.
Researchers: Ana Garcia-Hernandez (WZB), Lennart Kaplan(DIE), Jana Kuhnt (DIE), and Janina Isabel Steinert (TUM)
Status: The qualitative data collected in 2019 and 2020 is being analyzied at the moment. Link to project page