Ethics Dumping

Case Studies from North-South Research Collaborations

This book provides case studies of “ethics dumping” that were largely facilitated by loopholes in the ethics governance of low and middle-income countries. It is instructive even to experienced researchers since it provides a voice to vulnerable populations from the forementioned countries. Ensuring the ethical conduct of North-South collaborations in research is a process fraught with difficulties. The background conditions under which such collaborations take place include extreme differentials in available income and power, as well as a past history of colonialism, while differences in culture can add a new layer of complications. In this context, up-to-date case studies of unethical conduct are essential for research ethics training.

Ethics Dumping Case Studies

The book is available open access at SpringerLink

Standard identifier: DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-64731-9


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