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Research ethics and public trust, preconditions for continued growth of internet mediated research: public confidence in internet mediate research

Koene, Ansgar; Perez, Elvira; Carter, Christopher J.; Statache, Ramona; Adolphs, Svenja; O’Malley, Claire; Rodden, Tom; McAuley, Derek

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Dr CHRISTOPHER CARTER CHRISTOPHER.CARTER@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurshipand Innovation

Ramona Statache ramona.statache@nottingham.ac.uk

SVENJA ADOLPHS svenja.adolphs@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of English Language and Linguistics

Claire O’Malley claire.omalley@nottingham.ac.uk

TOM RODDEN TOM.RODDEN@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Computer Science

DEREK MCAULEY derek.mcauley@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Digital Economy



Abstract

In this paper we argue for the position that responsible safeguards for privacy and ethical treatment of human data are of vital importance to retain the public confidence and trust that is necessary for the development and future success of internet mediated research (IMR). We support our position based on the high level of popular and media attention that is currently directed at IMR, which in combination with the relative uncertainties that still exist around the ethics of various IMR methods, raises the risk that IMR might succumb to a public backlash of similar proportions to the controversy that hit genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe. Based on the lessons that came out of the GM crops controversy we discuss the ethics requirements and challenges that must be met in order to retain the public trust in IMR. We end our argument by briefly reviewing a couple of examples of “privacy protecting architectures” that are being developed for IMR.

Publication Date Feb 12, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Koene, A., Perez, E., Carter, C. J., Statache, R., Adolphs, S., O’Malley, C., …McAuley, D. (2015). Research ethics and public trust, preconditions for continued growth of internet mediated research: public confidence in internet mediate research
Keywords Trust; Ethics; Privacy; Social Media Analysis; Transparency; Rights
Publisher URL http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/PublicationsDetail.aspx?ID=roPenJljjvw=&t=1
Related Public URLs https://www.academia.edu/12350413/Research_Ethics_and_Public_Trust_Preconditions_for_Continued_Growth_of_Internet_Mediated_Research
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Published in: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ISBN 9789897580819, p. 163-168. DOI: 10.5220/0005331501630168

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