Ethics Framework - Example MSF
Before conducting research it is important to check necessary ethical considerations and to consult the national guidelines and responsible institutions. This can be a long process and the required time has to be considered.
MSF (2010: 48) has developed an ethics framework and its principles and benchmarks can support NGOs to check the necessary ethical consideration.
The following principles are included:
- Collaborative Partnership
- Social Value
- Scientific Validity
- Fair Selection of Study Population
- Favorable Harm-Benefit Ratio
- Informed Consent
- Respect for Recruited Participants and Study Communities
- Independent Review.