Researchers understand the importance of ethics. But, sometimes, filling in submissions feels like a “tick box” exercise of saying the right things, rather than thinking through important issues.
It can feel as if ethical approval is just about jumping through hoops.
At the NSPCC, we have our own research ethics committee.
I’m going to explain how this really helps us to think about ethical issues in a constructive and thorough way, taking into account the needs of researchers and participants.